Dear Members,

As courts and the legal profession respond to the unprecedented challenges presented by the Coronavirus, it’s imperative our members have real time access to the latest information. To meet this need, we are collecting in one place, important notices and announcements from state and federal courts, the governor’s office, legislative officials, and public health authorities.

Our coronavirus webpage is a comprehensive virtual information center, featuring all the latest articles, memos, links and directives. We will alert you to the latest developments on social media and in our eblasts to make sure you don’t miss any updates. In addition, we are planning a series of topical and informative webinars over the next several days.

In collaboration with the Office of Court Administration, we are updating and reissuing a comprehensive book on the state’s public health laws, entitled: “New York State Public Health Legal Manual: A Guide for Judges, Attorneys and Public Health Professionals.” The book examines the law governing the containment of communicable diseases – including pandemics like the one we now face.

In order to educate the public about these critical issues, State Bar leaders are serving as expert resources for media outlets, including online, radio, print and TV. Our goal is to keep our members, the legal community and the general public as well informed as we can. Only when we are armed with accurate and timely information can we make smart decisions that will best prepare us to represent our clients, serve our communities and do the public good.

We appreciate your support as we strive to be your indispensable resource in this crisis.

Thank you,

Hank Greenberg

Immediate Past President

NYSBA has launched the COVID-19 pro bono network in partnership with the New York State Court System.

From Empire State Development, we have received the following guidance about the extent to which lawyers’ may use their law offices under the Governor’s NY Pause Executive Order:

Lawyers may continue to perform all work necessary for any service so long as it is performed remotely. Any in-person work presence shall be limited to work only in support of essential businesses or services; however, even work in support of an essential business or service should be conducted as remotely as possible.

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Administrative Order from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks (May 8, 2020)

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Memo from Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks (April 30, 2020)

Statement from the President Justices on Bar Admissions (April 27, 2020)

Message from the Chief Judge (April 27 2020) | Transcript

Court of Appeals Temporary Waiver (April 21, 2020)

Message from the Chief Judge (April 20 2020) | Transcript

Message from the Chief Judge (April 13, 2020) | Transcript

Update on Contingency Planning (April 10, 2020)

Order from the Chief Judge Administrative Judge (April 8, 2020)

Memorandum from the Chief Administrative Judge (April 7, 2020)

Notice to the Bar – April-May 2020 Session (April 6, 2020)

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Information From the New York Courts on Operations During the Coronavirus
April 6, 2020 – Press Release
Virtual Courts Up and Running Statewide

April 3, 2020 – Press Release
Virtual Court Operations to Commence in Third Judicial District


April 2, 2020 – Press Releases
Virtual Court Operations to Commence in:
Fourth Judicial District | Eighth Judicial District | Ninth Judicial District

Administrative Order from Judge Lawrence Marks (March 19)

Memorandum from Judge Lawrence Marks: Updated Protocols (March 16):

If you have specific questions about your juror service, a case already in court, or you need to start a court case, call:

Coronavirus Hotline: 833-503-0447.

Court Closings for March 18

A message from Chief Judge DiFiore: Video | Transcript

New York Unified Court System’s Website

Court of Appeals Hearing Arguments Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 Court of Appeals Hall, Albany, New York

The March session at the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, is underway at Court of Appeals Hall in Albany. The Court remains open to the public, subject to the precautions recommended by state and national health authorities. Counsel who are scheduled to argue but cannot appear in person due to the current public health emergency, may contact the Clerk’s Office and request other arrangements, including oral argument by videoconference.

Video Arraignments Start in New York City Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 New York City Criminal Court, 100 Centre Street

Videoconference arraignments began this week in New York City Criminal Court at 100 Centre St. All parties but the defendant appeared in the courtroom. An increasing number of coronavirus cases has led to minimizing contact between judicial and non-judicial staff and the public.

New York Unified Court System’s Website:

New York State is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is expected that the virus will continue to spread. Please be assured that the New York State Court System is monitoring developments closely and is working with our partners at all government levels to take appropriate measures as the situation progresses, and to ensure that courthouses statewide are prioritizing the health and safety of all visitors. Please continue to visit this site for updates on the latest developments concerning the New York State Courts.

Notice of Court Status: If conditions warrant court closure or any change in operations, notice will be posted on the court system’s web site at: www.nycourts.gov, and at: 800-268-7869. Notifications also will be sent out via the New York Courts Alert Emergency Portal (to sign up  to receive alerts, visit: www.nycourts.gov/alerts/)

Juror Service: If you have been summoned for juror service or are serving on a jury, please see the notice from the Commissioner of Jurors regarding coronavirus and the flu.

Health Info: For the latest information on coronavirus and guidance on how to protect yourself, visit: the New York State Department of Health or the Centers for Disease Control. The State Department of Health also has a coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065. Your healthcare professional always is the best person to consult for questions about your personal health and well-being.

This page will continue to be updated as developments occur. www.nycourts.gov

September 15, 2021

US Judge Temporarily Blocks NY Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers Claiming Religious Exemption, New York Law Journal

September 12, 2021

Law Beat: Chief Judge To Focus on COVID-19 in ‘Justice Gap’ Address, Albany Times Union

September 9, 2021

Employer Vax Mandates Are on the Right Side of Science, the Law (Commentary), WAMC Northeast Public Radio

September 8, 2021

N.Y. State Bar Tackles Future of Legal Profession ‘Upended’ by COVID-19, Reuters

September 7, 2021

New York Requires Employers to Provide Covid Worker Protections, Bloomberg News

DiFiore Rolls Out Mandatory Testing for Unvaccinated New York Court Employees, New York Law Journal

September 5, 2021

State bar outlines legality of vaccine mandates, Queens Daily Eagle

September 3, 2021

Number of Employers Mandating Covid Vaccine Expected to Surge

September 1, 2021

Covid Boosters Threaten Repeat of Vaccine Access Inequities, Bloomberg Law

August 31, 2021

Employer mandated vaccines? State Bar Association says yes

August 27, 2021

New York State Bar Calls for Employers to Mandate Vaccinations for Workers, New York Law Journal

NYS Court System Sets Date for Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for Judges, Court Employees, New York Law Journal

August 24, 2021

DiFiore Signals Vaccine Mandate for Court Workers, Effective Date Remains Unknown, New York Law Journal

August 23, 2021

NYC mandates vaccinations for public school teachers, staff, AP

2 New York Judges Ordered Defendants to Get Vaccinated. Can They Do That?, New York Times

The F.D.A. grants full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, New York Times

August 18, 2021

Judge Rakoff Orders Vaccination as Condition of Bail, Citing Public Safety, New York Law Journal

Vaccines show declining effectiveness against infection overall but strong protection against hospitalization amid delta variant, Washington Post

August 17, 2021
Top 4 unexpected culture killers for post-COVID-19 hybrid work, ABA Journal

August 16, 2021

These Associates Are Leading Oral Arguments as Remote Proceedings Continue, National Law Journal

Citing Delta Variant, NY Court System Strengthens Mask Requirement, New York Law Journal

Cuomo mandates Covid vaccines for health care workers, Buffalo News

August 13, 2021

Vaccinations, Renewed Caution at Circuit Courts as Delta Spreads, Bloomberg News

CDC Recommends 3rd Vaccine Dose For Immunocompromised People, NPR

School Mask Rule Clash Puts Heat on Courts to Steer Policy, Bloomberg News

Federal judge rejects effort to block eviction moratorium, The Hill

August 12, 2021

Vax-or-Test Rules Gain Traction in Some Federal Courts. Will Others Follow?, National Law Journal

August 6, 2021

SDNY Reinstates Mask Requirement in Courtroom Wells, Rescinding Earlier Guidance, New York Law Journal

August 5, 2021

NY State will not send COVID-19 reopening guidance for schools, WRGB

August 3, 2021

President Biden is expected to announce a new eviction moratorium in areas with high levels of the coronavirus, after a previous ban expired, New York Times

August 2, 2021

The Pandemic Accelerated Small Firms’ Cloud Adoption. Client Pressure Could Solidify It, LegalTech News

Virus Cases Increasing Among Court Workers, Judicial System Reports, New York Law Journal

July 30, 2021

Courts Everywhere Are Masking Up and Watching Out Over Delta Variant Spread, New York Law Journal

July 29, 2021

‘Prudent Measures’: Attorneys React to Vaccination or Testing Requirement for NY Court Workers, New York Law Journal

Returning to law school this fall? Better get vaccinated, Reuters

2021 state of the profession report shows how COVID-19 affected older lawyers’ retirement plans, ABA Journal

July 28, 2021

New York State Courts Requiring Vaccination or Testing of Judges and Workers, New York law Journal

N.Y. Bar Association creates mandatory vaccination task force, Reuters

NYSBA Convenes Emergency Task Force on Mandatory COVID Vaccination and Safeguarding Public Health

New York State Bar Organizes Emergency Task Force on Vaccine Mandates, New York Law Journal

July 27, 2021

Delta Variant, Vaccine Slowdown Become Central Talking Points in Law Firm Office Return Plans, The American Lawyer

As Delta Spreads and Vaccine Mandates Become More Common, Could Requirement Be on the Way for Court Workers?, New York Law Journal

July 26, 2021

How pandemic practice left lawyer-moms on the verge, ABA Journal

Covid Long-Haulers Get Disability Civil Rights Protections, Bloomberg News

Bar Exam This Week May Signal End of Remote Tests in Many States, Bloomberg News

July 21, 2021
As Offices Reopen, State Laws Thread Worker Privacy and Safety, Bloomberg Law

July 20, 2021
Pandemic Upended Attys’ Retirement Plans, Child Care, Law360

July 15, 2021

As State Anti-Vax Laws Pass, Mandate Suits Poised To Evolve, Law360

July 14, 2021
Here to Stay: Expect Remote Hearings to Become Post-Pandemic Fixture, Rakoff Says, New York Law Journal

July 13, 2021

NY Court System Drops Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Attorneys and Visitors, New York Law Journal

July 12, 2021
NYC Covid Cases Rising as Delta Surges, Vaccines Slow, Bloomberg Law

July 11, 2021

In-person arraignments restart in Queens, Queens Daily Eagle

July 6, 2021

Returning To Open Court: Excitement, Nerves And Extra Prep, Law360 Pulse

July 2, 2021

Legal Sector Continues Steady Rebound, Adds 5,700 Jobs, Law360 Pulse

Sentenced to get your COVID-19 shot: Judge adds a new term to probation, New York Daily News

June 30, 2021

Supreme Court Leaves Covid Eviction Moratorium in Effect, Bloomberg News

June 29, 2021

Q&A: New NY State Bar President Talks Pandemic, Policing, Older Judges and Future Challenges, New York Law Journal

June 28, 2021
In-person arraignments resume in Manhattan state courts, New York Daily News

June 23, 2021

Gov. Cuomo declares coronavirus emergency is over, Times Union

June 19, 2021

More Law Firms Are Moving to Hybrid Offices, but They Must Boost Appeal of Sharing

June 15, 2021

‘Small Steps’: Attorneys Welcome SDNY’s Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions, But Say Return to Normal Remains Elusive, New York Law Journal

June 14, 2021

NY State Court System Loosens Mask Policy for Staff Members, Judges, New York Law Journal

SDNY to Relax COVID-19 Protocols in Courtrooms, New York Law Journal

June 13, 2021

Hospital lobby moves to kill COVID suit seeking to hold nursing home liable, NY Post

Working remotely for the first time? Here are lessons from a lawyer who’s done it for 13 years, ABA Journal

June 12, 2021
State Bar Task Force Recommends Transforming Care for the Elderly To Protect Public Health and Control Contagious Infections

June 10, 2021

OSHA Issues Covid-19 Workplace Safety Rule for Health Care, Bloomberg News

June 8, 2021
Covid-19 Shield Laws Proliferate Even as Liability Suits Do Not, Bloomberg News

June 7, 2021
‘Life Is Short. Take Chances.’: David Lat Has a New Career and a New Perspective After Surviving COVID-19, NY Law Journal

Cuomo: Hit 70 percent vaccination, ‘back to life as normal’, Times Union

June 4, 2021

Legal Sector Gains More Jobs, Nears Pre-Pandemic Levels, Law360 

New York may crack down on fake vaccine cards, Spectrum News

June 1, 2021
The Importance of Communication in the New Normal

May 31, 2021
Cuomo: 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate continues to fall to record lows, Spectrum News 

May 28, 2021

Next Pre-Trial Question for Jurors: Are You Vaccinated?, Bloomberg News 

New York’s Covid-19 positive rate drops to 0.6%, lowest level since start of pandemic, Buffalo News

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States, Wall Street Journal

May 26, 2021

As lawyer stress escalates during pandemic, LAP agencies see significant increase in calls, ABA Journal

May 25, 2021

Firms’ Post-COVID Office Plans Could Cost Them Talent, Law360

Feds say less than 1% of fully-vaccinated adults get Covid ‘breakthrough infections’, Syracuse Post-Standard

Abandoned Masks, Vaccines Required: Court Reopenings Vary, Bloomberg Law

May 24, 2021
With Masks Required, NY Courts Back to Full In-Person Staffing, New York Law Journal

May 21, 2021

Segregating Unvaccinated Workers? Think Twice, Attorneys Warn, Bloomberg News

May 19, 2021
Associates Split on Generational Lines Over Office Returns, New York Law Journal

May 17, 2021

New York to Lift Mask Mandate for Vaccinated People, With Some Exceptions, New York Now

May 14, 2021

Large Law Firms Are Phasing In Office Returns—And the Stakes Are High, Law.com

May 13, 2021
‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks, AP News

May 7, 2021
The legal industry has 40,600 more jobs than a year ago, ABA Journal

May 6, 2021
The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life, The American Lawyer

May 5, 2021

Gov. Cuomo signs HERO Act into law, WTEN

May 4, 2021
Governor Cuomo Signs Extension of the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 and the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021

May 3, 2021

Senate Majority To Pass Legislation Extending Protections For Tenants, Small Landlords, Homeowners and Small Businesses

Assembly Passes Legislation to Extend Residential & Commercial Eviction Moratoriums

All New York judges to be back in court in three weeks, Times Union

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are lifting occupancy capacity limits effective May 19. Here’s what you need to know., Journal News

Legal Professionals Were Already Struggling With Stress and Isolation, and the Pandemic Has Made Things Much Worse, New York Law Journal

April 22, 2021
Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different, New York Times

April 20, 2021 

States Prolong Covid-19 Liability Shields as Pandemic Persists, Bloomberg News

April 19, 2021
New York judges, staff ordered back to courthouses May 24, Queens Daily Eagle

April 14, 2021

COVID Takes A Toll On Women’s Legal Careers, Law360

Judge Warns Attys Not To Be Slobs In Video Hearings, Law360

Zoom Court Is Changing How Justice Is Served, The Atlantic

April 13, 2021

How to make a professional transition during the COVID-19 pandemic, ABA Journal

A Guide To The 1st Appellate Clash Over COVID-19 Coverage, Law360

April 12, 2021
Former NYSBA President On The Future Of NY Courts, Law360

April 9, 2021

Supreme Court to hear cases by phone through remainder of current session, CNN

April 7, 2021
‘Bombast’ and ‘Theatrics’ Are Muted by Virtual Dealmaking. Will They Return Post-Pandemic?, Law.com

April 6, 2021

Biden Says States Should Open Shots to All Adults by April 19, Bloomberg News

April 2, 2021

Covid Won’t Stop In-Person Trial Over Columbia Retirement Plan, Bloomberg News

U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March, as vaccinations spur return to normal, NBC News

April 1, 2021
Some lawyers have reinvented themselves to become ‘COVID-19 attorneys’, ABA Journal

March 31, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccinations Are Picking Up Pace, but New Cases Are Still Rising, Wall Street Journal

March 29, 2021

New York Must Offer Vaccine to All Prisoners Immediately, Judge Rules, New York Times

NY opens Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to people 30 and older starting Tuesday, Syracuse Post-Standard

Renewed concern over COVID-19 trajectory, even as vaccinations rise, CBS News

March 26, 2021

How a Group of Lawyers Came Together for a Year Despite Isolation

March 25, 2021

Under 50? Counties, drug stores offer Covid vaccine waiting lists even if you’re not eligible, Syracuse Post-Standard

200 Million Shots In 100 Days: Biden Issues New Vaccination Goal, NPR

March 24, 2021
‘Trial and Error’: How Lawyers Prepared for First In-Person Jury Trials of 2021 in New York City, New York Law Journal

March 23, 2021
Elaborate Steps: Juries Returning To Changed Courts, Law360

Why Judges, Lawyers And Court Employees Need More Mental Health Support, Forbes

March 22, 2021
NY Court of Appeals Set to Hear In-Person Arguments in Criminal Cases This Week, New York Law Journal

Luddites Out, Remote Work in for Legal Ethics Post Pandemic, Bloomberg News

March 21, 2021
How COVID Has Affected Policing And Incarceration, Law360

March 19, 2021
Manhattan courthouses adapt to COVID so trials can return, AP News

Justices Conference In Person For First Time Since Pandemic, Bloomberg News

March 17, 2021

How virtual court could be harming defendants, City and State NY

If 90 Percent of Cases Settle, Make Your Virtual Deposition Count: Best Practices for Today and After COVID-19

March 15, 2021
DiFiore: Majority of New York State Court Proceedings Will Stay Virtual for Now, New York Law Journal

Supporting Associates Amid Pandemic’s Mental Health Toll, Law360

March 13, 2021

New Clients Do Not Search Google By Your Name: How To Become Visible and Find New Business Post-COVID

March 12, 2021
Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Granting Employees Time off to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

March 11, 2021

Quarantine Rules To End For Domestic Travelers, Cuomo Announces, Spectrum News

March 10, 2021
Law firms have opportunity to join growing cannabis movement, ABA Journal

March 9, 2021

What COVID Taught Real Estate Attys About Force Majeure, Law360

New York will allow anyone over 60 to get vaccinated starting Wednesday, New York Times

March 8, 2021

Judges Aren’t Sold on COVID-19 Refund Cases, Bumping Most to Arbitration, Law.com

In-Person State Civil Jury Trials Set to Resume March 22 in Brooklyn, Court Says, New York Law Journal 

Fully vaccinated individuals can socialize without masks, distancing, CDC says, ABC News

March 5, 2021

Legal industry gained 7,200 jobs last month but is still below last year’s numbers, ABA Journal

Ethics Tips For Attorneys Telecommuting Across State Lines, Law360

March 4, 2021

Overcoming the COVID-19 Funk: An Attorney With Depression Shares His Experience

March 3, 2021
Health Is A Matter of Public Health, Too, Bloomberg News

March 2, 2021

In ‘State of Our Judiciary’ Address, DiFiore Lays Out Future of Virtual Courts, Simplification Proposal, New York Law Journal

More Zoom issues in court hearings: Doc joins from operating room, defendant is naked from at least the waist up, ABA Journal

Covid-19’s ‘Patient Zero’ in New York: What Life is Like for the New Rochelle Lawyer, Wall Street Journal

How law firms reacted to racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic, ABA Journal

March 1, 2021

1 year mark of New York state’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, WTEN

February 27, 2021
F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S., New York Times

House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Plan; Biden Calls For ‘Quick Action’ From Senate, NPR

February 20, 2021

New York hits three-month low in COVID positive test rates as hospitalizations dip: Cuomo, NY Daily News

February 14 2021

NY Covid-19 vaccine appointments: More advice on booking a spot, Syracuse Post-Standard

February 13, 2021
Supreme Court Staying Remote For Upcoming Arguments, Law360

February 12, 2021
OSHA Virus Emergency Rule Looms as Potent Weapon for Litigation, Blomberg News

February 10, 2021
After Turbulent Year, Bar Associations Urge Lawyers To Focus on Mental Health, New York Law Journal

February 7, 2021

As Covid-19 Vaccines Raise Hope, Cold Reality Dawns That Illness Is Likely Here to Stay, Wall Street Journal

February 5, 2021
Avoiding Office Return Dates, Firms Point to Vaccine Delays, Comfort With Remote Work, Law.com

New Yorkers with co-morbidities now vaccine eligible, Times Union

February 4, 2021

How will the ‘Anthony Fauci effect’ influence jurors?, ABA Journal

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Can Private Sector Employers Require Employees To Be Vaccinated?

February 3, 2021

Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts issues recommendations to expand e-filing, enhance remote court operations, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Judges Weigh in on New Civil Court Rules

February 1, 2021

Overdue Calls for Help Red Flag for Lawyer Well-Being Advocates, Bloomberg News

Courts attempt to balance innovation with access in remote proceedings, ABA Journal

Judges differ on when it’s safe to hold in-person jury trials, ABA Journal

January 27, 2021

‘We So Badly Screwed Up Our Response…’ Medical, Constitutional Experts Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic at NYSBA Presidential Summit.

January 25, 2021

Chief Judge Thanks State Bar Association for Pro Bono Efforts During Pandemic

January 21, 2021

COVID-19 Is Causing Headaches Over Taxes

January 20, 2021

Lawyers, Judge in Only Queens Criminal Jury Trial Since March Discuss Trying a Case During COVID-19

January 15, 2021

Crisis as Opportunity: Responding to the Pandemic, Systemic Racism and Threats to Our Democracy, New York Law Journal

NYSBA Provides Leadership During These Historic Times, New York Law Journal

January 12, 2021
NY to expand COVID vaccine eligibility to those 65 and older, immunocompromised, Journal News

January 9, 2021

How to get a small business loan from the new $284 billion PPP program

January 8, 2021

COVID-19 spurred more than a thousand workplace lawsuits in 2020, class action report says, ABA Journal

As Remote Lawyers Handle More Admin Tasks, Firms Discover Support Inefficiencies, National Law Journal

January 5, 2021

Study examines decline in civil and criminal jury trials and how to bring them back, ABA Journal

January 4, 2021

Winter Virus Surge Deepens Uncertainty Over Return of New Jury Trials, New York Law Journal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, legal services providers find creative ways to serve older adults, ABA Journal

January 3, 2021

Supreme Court Case During the Pandemic? Landline Essential, Business Suit Optional, Wall Street Journal

December 31, 2020

Chief Justice Praises the Courts’ Responses to the Pandemic, New York Times

December 30, 2020

A Voice in the Dark: David Lat’s Battle With COVID-19 Gave the Legal Industry a Warning, The American Lawyer

N.Y. Reports Record Daily Virus Cases as Cuomo Looks to 2021, Bloomberg News

December 29, 2020

Lawsuits Filed in 2020 Over COVID-19 Were Diverse, but Limited, New York Law Journal

Judges, Lawyers Have Priority for Coronavirus Vaccine. But When? And What’s Next?, New York Law Journal

December 28, 2020
COVID cases rise in New York as Cuomo plans action on vaccine fraud, evictions and his own salary, NY Daily News

Remote SCOTUS Arguments Produce Some Notable 2020 Moments, Bloomberg News

More Stress, Coping With Loss: Pandemic Exacts Toll on Judges, Bloomberg News

December 27, 2020
Trump Signs Covid-19 Aid Bill Averting Government Shutdown, Wall Street Journal

December 24, 2020

Updating an Important CLE Notice for Newly-Admitted Attorneys

December 23, 2020
New York Attorneys Look to the Post-COVID Future: What Will Stay, and What Will Go?

December 22, 2o20

Virus Leave Turns Voluntary in 2021 as Tax Credit Extended, Bloomberg News

Lawyers Fine-Tune Virtual Court Setups, Skills for Post-Pandemic, Bloomberg News

December 21, 2020

Schumer: New York will get over $50 billion from COVID-19 rescue bill, Albany Times-Union

Congress passes massive stimulus package as virus rages, Politico

It’s Complicated: What Lawyers Need to Know About Taxes While Working Remotely

December 20, 2020

Inmates Face Uphill Climb For Virus Outbreak Relief, Law360

Congress Strikes Long-Sought Stimulus Deal to Provide $900 Billion in Aid, New York Times

National Law School Enrollment Holds Steady Despite Pandemic, Law.com

December 17, 2020

Officials Have Vast Power on Covid-19 Measures—Except for Worship, Bloomberg News

December 16, 2020

NYSBA Celebrates New Power of Attorney Law, CLE Planned for Friday, Dec. 18

COVID-19 vaccine headed to NY nursing homes, first shots may come Monday, NY Post

Grand Juries Become Focal Point as NY Court System Battles Virus Surge, New York Law Journal

State plans to start vaccinating general public by late January, Cuomo says, Times Union

December 15, 2020

Time’s Up Is Refrain as Supreme Court Chafes at Remote Arguments, Bloomberg News

December 14, 2020
New York Is on a Path Toward a Second Full Shutdown, Cuomo Says, Bloomberg

Queens ICU nurse is first person in U.S. to receive COVID vaccine, NY Daily News

December 12, 2020

Should Companies Require Employees to Take the Vaccine?, New York Times

December 11, 2020

Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory? What the law says, Today Show

F.D.A. Clears Pfizer Vaccine, and Millions of Doses Will Be Shipped Right Away, New York Times

COVID-19 again tearing through nursing homes, as death toll rises, CBS News

Indoor Dining Will Shut Down in New York City Again, New York Times

First vaccines to Capital Region nursing homes arriving next week, Times Union

How New York City’s Public Libraries Adapted to COVID-19, Gotham Gazette

December 10, 2020

New York launches program to help small businesses with lease agreements, WHEC

“Zoom & Greet!” 2020’s Way To Meet, Network and Socialize at Annual Meeting and Beyond

New York Lawmaker Introduces COVID Vaccine Mandate for Those Safe to Receive It, New York Law Journal

Federal trials, appearances in Capital Region postponed by coronavirus, Times Union

Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New York Forward Small Business Lease Assistance Partnership

New bill would empower state to require COVID-19 vaccinations, WCNY

Can Your Boss Force Your Vaccination? Employer Mandates Explained, Bloomberg Law

December 9, 2020

COVID-19 Spurs Associates To Think Bigger — Like Partners, Law360

Jury Trials Halted in NY’s Federal Western District Until February at Earliest, New York Law Journal

NYSBA in the News: Expertise Sought As COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes a Reality

New York expects 170K COVID-19 vaccines ‘as soon as this weekend’: Cuomo, NY Post

Why the NYS Bar Association Wants Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccinations Considered, Bloomberg Law

December 8, 2020

What the Chaos in Hospitals Is Doing to Doctors, The Atlantic

Debate over whether COVID-19 vaccines should be required continues, WTEN

Big Firms Considering Vaccine Policies as COVID-19 Immunization Efforts Move Forward, The American Lawyer

Legal Aid Attys Chart Course For 2021 After Spike In Demand, Law360

Wear Pants, Sequester Pets: Five Tips From Judges for Zoom Court, Bloomberg News

Copyright Considerations as Art Galleries and Museums Move Online in the Wake of COVID-19

What the Biden Administration Will Mean for Lawyers

In Historic Times, NYSBA Is at the Forefront of the National Discussion

December 7, 2020

‘Varsity Blues’ Trial Puts Older Lawyers At Risk, Court Told, Law360

NY Courts Cut In-Person Operations To Fight ‘Horrific’ Virus, Law360

State Court System Suspends All Nonessential In-Person Appearances

Ready To Leave the Hospital but No Way Out: For Hospitalized Immigrants, COVID-19 Can Be a Life Sentence

NY’s Federal Northern District Halts New Jury Trials Until March, at the Earliest, New York Law Journal

Facing Autumn Virus Wave, NY Courts Roll Out In-Person Staffing Limits, New York Law Journal

December 5, 2020

Legal services industry gains 5,000 jobs in November but is still well below last year’s numbers, ABA Journal

Cuomo: Schools offer smart lessons about COVID-19 spread, Newsday

December 3, 2020

Making Yourself A Priority Is Not Selfish; It’s a Necessity: Strategies To Deal With COVID-19

December 2, 2020
Attorneys Saw Little Diversity Progress Pre-COVID. Will 2020 Make a Difference?, Corporate Counsel

Only 9 Trials in 9 Months: Virus Wreaks Havoc on N.Y.C. Courts, New York Times

CDC Shortens Recommended Covid-19 Quarantine Period to Seven to 10 Days, Wall Street Journal

December 1, 2020
Law Firms Have Been Staying Above Water During Pandemic, Law360

November 30, 2020
Several NY Grand Jurors Have Tested Positive for Virus, State Court System Says, New York Law Journal

Chief judge in Manhattan and court officer lieutenant test positive for COVID-19, NY Daily News

November 25, 2020

Remote Arguments Will Continue Into 2021 at Supreme Court, Bloomberg News

Resurgent Virus Forces Businesses to Revisit Telework, Wage Laws, Bloomberg News

November 24, 2020

Scott Karson: Striking A Balance, WAMC News

Virtual Trials Expected to Pick Up as State Expands Capacity, NY Chief Judge Forecasts, Legal Tech News

November 20, 2020
Should NYS Make COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory? The State Bar Weighs In, Spectrum News

As COVID Cases Rise, Law Firms Push Lawyers and Staff to Stay Home, The American Lawyer

November 19, 2020

NY Bar Association makes the legal case for COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Capitol Pressroom

November 18, 2020
As Covid-19 wave grows, New York litigators say this time they’re prepared

November 17, 2020

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Now Exceed 2,000 in NY For First Time Since June, New York Now

The Verdict Is In…What an In-Person Trial Is Like During COVID-19

How Coronavirus Has Changed the Practice of Law: Perspectives from Four Lawyers

November 16, 2020

Interactive online tools will help courts function amid COVID, into future, Brooklyn Daily Eagle 

DiFiore Says New Jury Trials Are Not ‘Wise or Prudent’ as Coronavirus Cases Surge, New York Law Journal

November 13, 2020
Executive Orders, Zoning Strategies, and Rejecting One-Size-Fits-All: How New York City Responded to COVID-19

Jury selection in NYS suspended due to COVID-19 rise, Newsday

Cuomo expects more new coronavirus control steps in New York, Syracuse Post-Standard

As Coronavirus Cases Climb, NY’s Court System Puts Brakes on New Jury Trials, New York Law Journal

New York’s chief administrative judge shuts down jury trials and grand juries – those already underway may continue, Times Union

November 11, 2020

Gov. Cuomo orders 10 p.m. curfew on New York restaurants and gyms, private parties capped at 10 people as COVID-19 cases climb, NY Daily News

November 10, 2020
NY Bar Urges State To Consider Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine, Law360

NYS Bar Association proposes state coronavirus vaccine mandate, CBS6 Albany

November 9, 2020

Legal industry gained 4,800 jobs in October; number is still lower than a year, ABA Journal 

November 7, 2020

State Bar Passes Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendation, New York Law Journal

New York State Bar Association Calls Upon State To Consider Mandating a Safe and Effective Vaccine if Voluntary Measures Fail To Protect Public Health

November 6, 2020

The Court of Appeals’ Year in Review, COVID-19 Edition

Bronx Criminal Courthouse Limits Operations After Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19, Gothamist

November 3, 2020

Winter Is Coming: How Lawyers and Staff Are Dealing With COVID Fatigue and Stress, New York Law Journal

November 2, 2020

NY’s Court System Marching Forward With Restart of Criminal Jury Trials in Bronx, Queens, New York Law Journal

October 31, 2020
Coming to New York? You may want to take a COVID test first. Here are the new changes, Journal News

October 29, 2020
NYSBA Names Pro Bono Champions of COVID-19

October 28, 2020
Leadership During A Global Pandemic and Technology’s Role In A Post-COVID World with Hank Greenberg | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

October 27, 2020
Zoom Is Firms’ Strong Favorite For Video Conferencing: Study, Law360

October 26, 2020

Date Set for 1st Criminal Jury Trials in Bronx, Queens Since March, New York Law Journal

October 25, 2020
Our new battleplan on the COVID warfront: Andrew Cuomo lays out New York’s strategy to defeat the virus, NY Daily News

October 23, 2020
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surging Toward A Third Peak, NPR

NY Reports More Than 1,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations for First Time Since June, WMHT

October 22, 2020
‘Eerie’: Lawyers Who Tried NYC’s First Jury Trials of the COVID Era Adapt to Transformed Courtrooms, New York Law Journal

October 21, 2020
Gov. Cuomo Redraws COVID-19 Hot Zones As Infection Rates Improve, CBS News

October 20, 2020
Moratorium on commercial evictions in New York State extended to January 2021, WGRZ

October 19, 2020
DiFiore Says Civil Jury Trials Starting in NYC, New York Law Journal

October 18. 2020
How New York wants to determine who gets a COVID-19 vaccine and when, Democrat and Chronicle

October 17. 2020
NCBA President and Task Force Tour Nassau Supreme Court, New York Law Journal

October 16, 2020
Recognizing Widespread Benefits, Court Officials See Continued Role for Virtual Court Proceedings, New York Law Journal

October 14, 2020
Law Firms Reverse Coronavirus Cuts, but ‘Triage’ Not Over Yet, Bloomberg News

October 13, 2020
DiFiore: Court System Planning to Restart NYC Civil Jury Trials as It Monitors Coronavirus Figures, New YorkLaw Journal

October 11, 2020
Coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes prompt lawsuits and questions about who’s responsible, ABA Journal

October 9, 2020

N.Y. Lawyer Can Withdraw From Representation Due to Covid Fear, Bloomberg NewsRemote Supreme Court Arguments to Continue Into December

Orthodox Jewish Synagogues Sue Cuomo Over Coronavirus Cluster Restrictions, New York Law Journal

October 8, 2020
Zoom Trial Judge Recommends Jurors Get Time for Virtual Chitchat, Bloomberg News

COVID-19 cases in NYC continue to rise as city nears threshold, NY Post

October 6, 2020

Technology Is Great But I Miss Human Interaction

Cuomo Rolls Out Plans for Lockdown Restrictions, Including Law Offices, in Coronavirus Cluster Areas, New York Law Journal

October 5, 2020
A Disaster Waiting To Happen: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

October 2, 2020
Legal Industry Sees Job Growth For 5th Straight Month, Law360

New Coronavirus Hot Spots Not Likely to Prompt Closure Mandates for Law Firm Offices, New York Law Journal

The Covid Crisis and Nursing Home Reform

October 1, 2020

SCOTUS is back in session amid a loss, a heated election and a world health crisis, ABA Journal

Coronavirus stimulus update: House passes Democratic relief bill, CNBC

New York Unveils New COVID-19 Alert App, Spectrum News

Revived COVID-19 Relief Package Talks Continue; New York Could Get Aid, Spectrum News

September 30, 2020

New York Courts to Cut $300 Million as State Deficit Grows, Bloomberg Law

As NY State Courts Report Budget Cut, Lawyers Fear Delays, Employee Unions Worry Over Jobs, New York Law Journal

September 29, 2020

Coops, Condos and COVID-19

Cuomo outlines strategy as NYC COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Times Union

Loaner Laptops, Dry Runs: Virtual Federal Civil Trials on Tap, Bloomberg Law

September 28, 2020

NY COVID-19 infection rate hits highest level since mid-July, NY Post

Cuomo extends eviction, foreclosure protections to 2021, Times Union

September 25, 2020
Technology’s Role in Helping the Court System Survive a Pandemic

September 24, 2020
‘You Know What? It’s Not Fine’: Lawyers Get Candid About Coping With Stress, Daily Business Review

September 21, 2o20
DiFiore Sees ‘Long Time’ Before Return of Pre-COVID Courthouse Density, New York Law Journal

NYC Commercial Eviction Moratorium Extended Until October 20th, Gothamist

September 18, 2020

Will partner offices shrink to associate size after the pandemic?, ABA Journal

September 17, 2020

Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors, NPR

Because of pandemic, Supreme Court will begin new term with teleconference arguments, Washington Post

September 16, 2020
Working Parents Get Some Virus-Leave Leeway in Revised DOL Rule

What Makes A Virtual Lawyer Happy?

September 15, 2020
Workplace Covid-19 Cleaning Poses Disability Litigation Risks, Bloomberg Law

September 14, 2020

NY State Court System Going Forward With Additional Jury Trials, New York Law Journal

7 tips for cost-efficient and effective law firm marketing during COVID-19 , ABA Journal

US Judge, Ruling Against NY Event Venues, Upholds Gathering Limits to Stem COVID Spread, New York Law Journal

September 13, 2020
Law Beat: Trials slowly begin in New York after pandemic shutdown, Times Union

September 11, 2020
DOL Revamps COVID-19 Leave Rule After Court Loss, Law360

After nearly dying of COVID-19, marathoner fights to finish 1-mile race, NY Post

Zoom Clerking Builds Bonds Without Usual Ski Trips, Happy Hours, Bloomberg News

September 10, 2020

Brooklyn Federal Court closed until Monday, closure was ‘effective’ to stop outbreak, staff says, New York Daily News

September 8, 2020

Brooklyn Federal Court closed to at least Thursday as COVID-19 sickens five security officers: source, NY Daily News

State Owes $15M in IOLA Funds To Support Legal Services, New York Law Journal

Despite COVID, New Yorkers Are Showing Up for Grand Jury Duty, DiFiore Says, New York Law Journal

September 7, 2020

New York COVID-19 numbers remain low going into Labor Day, Times Union

September 4, 2020
Brooklyn Court Closed After Positive COVID-19 Tests, Law360

New York reports fourth week of new coronavirus cases under 1%, Newsday

September 3, 2020

Atty-Parents Won’t See Billable Hour Relief As School Starts, Law360

Law Firm Layoffs May Pick Up Speed This Fall, Law360

Q and A: Lawyering Remotely in the Age of COVID

September 2, 2020

Covid-19 Leave Suits Trickle In With Spike Expected This Fall, Bloomberg News

‘Virtual’ Bench Trial Scheduled in Long Island Voter Case, Amid Freeze on Jury Trials, New York law Journal

Covid-19 Leave Suits Trickle In With Spike Expected This Fall, Bloomberg News

September 1, 2020

US divorce rates skyrocket amid COVID-19 pandemic, NY Post

A flood of age discrimination lawsuits is expected from COVID-19 and the economic downturn, ABA Journal

School’s Back For….We’ll See

Wedding venues in class action lawsuit against pandemic restrictions, Times Union

New York Lawmakers Push for Ballot Drop Boxes, Spectrum News

August 31, 2020

Labor Department Hustles to Issue Revised Virus Paid-Leave Rule, Bloomberg News

How a Trial Lawyer Survived a 14-Hour Zoom Hearing, National Law Journal

August 30, 2020

Can You Get A Fair Jury Trial During The Pandemic?, Law 360

With PPP Loan Changes on Horizon, Small Businesses Told to Wait, Bloomberg News

August 29, 2020
Brooklyn lawyers included on State Bar task force on COVID nursing home deaths, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

August 27, 2020

White-Collar Bench Trial Will Move Forward Amid Pandemic, Long Island Federal Judge Rules, New York Law Journal

NYS Bar Association Forms Task Force on COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities, New York Law Journal

NYS Bar Association Launches Task Force to Investigate Nursing Home Resident Deaths, Spectrum Local News

August 26, 2020

New York State Bar Association Convenes Task Force to Review Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

As Family Court Went Virtual Amid COVID-19, Assigned-Counsel Lawyers Worked Overtime to Help Abuse Victims, New York Law Journal

Judge Mulls In-Person Deliberations For Online Asbestos Jury, Law360

The Pandemic Is Affecting Veterans Courts, Making It Harder For Vulnerable Vets To Get Treatment, Texas Public Radio

August 25, 2020

Covid Testing Required for All Nursing Home Staff or Fines Ensue, Bloomberg News

August 24, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Meets Virtual Lawyering, New York Law Journal

With Stipulations, Cuomo Signs NY Bill to Address Ballot Deficiencies, New York Law Journal 

DiFiore Says New York Is Moving Forward With Jury Trials on ‘Pilot Basis,’ New York Law Journal

BigLaw And The Ballot: The Pro Bono Fight For Mail-In Voting, Law360

August 21, 2020

Interview with Henry M. Greenberg and Sarah Gold, Historical Society of the New York Courts

Cuomo gets court order to derail large wedding planned for Saturday, Times Union

Don’t Expect Pandemic Trials To Scale Up, Fla. Judge Says, Law360

NY Lawmakers Question Judge Marks Over COVID-19 Prevention Efforts, New York Law Journal

August 20, 2020

New York Expands Absentee Voting Access Ahead of November Election, New York Law Journal

Cuomo OKs bill to allow voters to request absentee ballots immediately, Newsday

Cuomo Signs Bill to Let All New Yorkers Vote by Mail This Fall, Bloomberg News

Bench trial by video? This lawyer says it went better than expected, ABA Journal

August 19, 2020
The State of the Appellate Division, First Department, New York Law Journal

Long-Planned Commercial Division Videoconferencing Rule Takes Effect Amid Pandemic, New York Law Journal

On-and-Off Leave for Working Parents in Limbo as Schools Restart, Bloomberg News

State Bar issues guide to virtual lawyering during COVID-19 pandemic:, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Commercial Division Sees Uptick, Followed by Flattening in Case Filings, New York Law Journal

‘Close to Normal’?: Jury Trials Set for Autumn in NYC Federal Courts Face Bids to Adjourn or Move to Video, New York Law Journal

August 18, 2020
What are educators’ legal rights if they go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic?, NY Daily News

First Department Announces Some In-Person Arguments to Resume, New York Law Journal

August 17, 2020

NY Unified Court System Backs Move to Shield Judges’ Personal Info, DiFiore Says, New York Law Journal

NYSBA publishes book on ‘virtual lawyering,’ NY Daily Record

Unemployment Surge Draws Lawyers To The Front Lines, Law360

August 16, 2020

Will COVID-19 Force Older Attys To Retire Sooner?, Law360

August 15, 2020

New York Elections Administrators Lay Out Immense Challenges, Uncertainty Ahead of Fast-Approaching General Election, Gotham Gazette

August 14, 2020

‘Could Revive the Spread’: NY Officials Push Back Against Ruling to Strike Down COVID-19 Gathering Limits for Weddings, National Law Journal

US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Cuomo’s Order to Quarantine Some Out-of-State Travelers to NY, New York Law Journal

August 13, 2020

Virtual Criminal Jury Test in Texas Paves Way for Sequels, Bloomberg Law

August 12, 2020

New York Courts Extend Freeze on Execution of Residential Evictions Until October, New York Law Journal

Hybrid Models, Multiple Courtrooms, No Jury Rooms: The Future of Upstate Courts

Revised Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Eviction Proceedings

Virus, Protests Fuel Push To Reopen Access To Justice Office, Law360

August 11, 2020

More than 50 guests can attend New York weddings amid COVID-19 pandemic, federal judge rules, ABA Journal

Lawrence Garbuz, New York’s First Known COVID-19 Case, Reveals What He Learned About Attorney Well-Being From the Virus

COVID-19, Domestic Violence and the Forgotten Home Term

August 10, 2020

Cuomo Signs Bill Narrowing Broad Immunity Law for Nursing Homes, Hospitals, New York Law Journal

Pandemic Pressures Restriction on Where Lawyers Can Practice, Bloomberg News

New York City Grand Juries Returning, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore Says, New York Law Journal

Legal industry gains jobs for third month in a row after a disastrous April, ABA Journal

David Lat discusses conquering the coronavirus, pursuing dreams, ABA Journal

August 7, 2020

SMART Marketing Goals for Lawyers

Schools in New York Will Reopen in the Fall, Cuomo Says, New York NOW

Chaos in Courts: ‘Keep Everyone in Jail and We’ll Sort It Out,’ Bloomberg News

August 6, 2020

In-House Attys Struggle With COVID-19 Workloads, Law360

NY Courts Consider Bigger Jury Pools, Livestreams For Trials, Law360

Cuomo Extends Eviction Moratorium Until September Due to Ongoing Pandemic, NBC New York

10 steps to identify irrational resistance to self-care, ABA Journal

August 5, 2020

NY Courts Consider Bigger Jury Pools, Livestreams For Trials, Law360

Chemerinsky: How will SCOTUS handle future issues related to the COVID-19 crisis?, ABA Journal

‘Future of Courts’ Commission Issues First Recommendations, New York Law Journal

August 4, 2020

All U.S. Appeals Courts Embrace Argument Streaming Due to Covid, Bloomberg News

August 3, 2020

Judge Says Socially Distanced Trial Was ‘A Thing Of Beauty’, Law360

‘We Will Not Be Swayed’: NY Courts’ Slow March Toward In-Person Proceedings Will Continue, Chief Judge Says, New York Law Journal

August 2, 2020

COVID-19 Threatens To Worsen US Legal Deserts, Law360

Cuomo: COVID-19 hospitalizations in NY at lowest since mid-March, FOX 5NY

August 1, 2020
Will the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally remake the legal industry?, ABA Journal

July 31, 2020

Establishing a Functioning Court System Amidst a Global Pandemic: A Discussion With Hon. George Silver

August Law Digest

July 30, 2020

Judiciary Funding Absent in House, Senate Covid-19 Relief Bills, Bloomberg Law

Law firms are staffing upon bankruptcy lawyers in anticipation of a post-COVID-19 boom, ABA  Journal

Zoom Courts Will Stick Around as Virus Forces Seismic Change, Bloomberg Law

Is Virtual ADR the “New Normal”?, New York Law Journal

July 29, 2020

Public Defenders Blast Ruling Allowing In-Person New York City Criminal Court Appearances, New York Law Journal

Working Moms Will Find Covid-19 Layoffs Hard to Fight in Court, Bloomberg Law

July 28, 2020

Connecting with Clients During COVID-19

Law Schools Expect Enrollment to Remain Steady Amid COVID-19, National Law Journal

In-Person Bench Trials Starting in Housing Court in Brooklyn, DiFiore Says, New York Law Journal

July 27, 2020

Law Firms Must Note Pandemic’s Outsize Impact On Women, Law360

Error Rates on Rapid Covid-19 Tests Put Nursing Homes on Edge, Bloomberg Law

As COVID-19 Lingers, Alternatives to In-Person Civil Jury Trials Gain Traction, National Law Journal

July 26, 2020

Law Beat: Resumption of jury trials a big unknown, Times Union

NY has just 3 coronavirus deaths in one day: ‘Don’t get cocky,’ Cuomo says, Syracuse Post-Standard

July 24, 2020
Nonprofit Sounds Justice Concerns With Remote Trials, Law360

New Normal Of Legal Telework Likely To Outlast Pandemic, Law360

July 23, 2020

An all-virtual mock trial shows how remote trials can be conducted, ABA Journal

New York Bar Exam Is Back On — Online This October, Law360

NYSBA Issues Statement Regarding New York’s Remote Bar Exam

Virtual Hearings Put Children, Abuse Victims at Ease in Court, Bloomberg Law

‘Waiting Is Not An Option’: NJ Plans To Restart Jury Trials, Law360

July 22, 2020

Vicarious Trauma is Real…and Really, Really Common with Lawyers

July 21, 2020

Nearly Half of Big Law Firms Made Pay, Other Cuts in Pandemic, Bloomberg Law

July 20, 2020

For Attys, Flexible Work Arrangements May Be Here To Stay, Law360

DiFiore Says Courts Have ‘Obligation’ to Continue In-Person Operations, New York Law Journal

July 19, 2020

New York State saw lowest number of coronavirus cases since March, New York Daily News

July 17, 2020
Congress Returns To DC To Forge Virus Relief Deal — Quickly, Law360

School Closings Shaping Up As Next Headache For Employers, Law360

New York City Eases Into Phase 4 of Reopening, but Indoor Limits Remain, New York Times

July 16, 2020

The Show Must Go On: Legal Issues Affecting Broadway Amid COVID-19, New York Law Journal

New York cancels September bar exam, The Hill

New York Bar Exam Postponed, NY State of Politics

New York cancels September bar exam over coronavirus concerns, New York Post

New York Bar Exam Canceled Over Covid-19 Concerns, Bloomberg Law

New York Cancels September Bar Exam Without Alternative Test In Place, New York Law Journal

New York Cancels September Bar Exam

New York State Bar Association Issues Statement Regarding the Board of Law Examiners Decision to Cancel the September Bar Exam

Companies May Be Refreshing ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Policies During COVID-19, National Law Journal

Pandemic Clobbers Job Starts for Law Graduates, Bloomberg Law

July 15, 2020

NY Steps Up Enforcement of Quarantine Mandate for Certain Interstate Travelers, NY Law Journal

Repairing and Establishing Networks During COVID-19

Wheels of justice resume turning, slowly, as New York courts reopen, Times Herald-Record

July 14, 2020

Legal Aid Sues To Stop Criminal Courts Reopening In NYC, Law360

Law Schools See Late Applicant Boost After Spring COVID-19 Slowdown, National Law Journal

NYSBA Urges Congress, President To Support Student Debt Relief

Big Firm Offices in New York Ballooned Before 2020 Cost-Cutting Started, New York Law Journal

Mass Telework Sparks Debate Over Lasting Work-From-Home Options, Bloomberg Law

Governor Cuomo Announces Individuals Traveling to New York from Four Additional States Will Be Required to Quarantine for 14 Days

July 13, 2020
Chief judge OKs return of grand juries outside NYC, Times Union

Push for Diploma Privilege in New York Intensifies as September Exam Looms, NY Law Journal

July 12, 2020
New York City Reaches Milestone With No Reported Virus Deaths, Bloomberg Law

Simotas & Hoylman’s Bill for Bar Exam Re-Takers to Continue to Practice Law, National Herald

July 10, 2020

Workers’ Comp and Working at Home

COVID-19 and Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Why some law firms took a bailout pass when others cashed in, Reuters

July 9, 2020

City Bar Says Trump Admin Uses COVID-19 to Illegally Block Asylum Seekers, New York Law Journal
Why Major Markets May See An Exodus Of Associates, Law 360

Drug Companies Reserving Seat for Patent Lawyers at Deal Table, Bloomberg Law

July 8, 2020

Tips for Purchasing Cyber Insurance

Courts in the Third, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Four of Return to In-Person Operations

Grand Jury Summonses Will Be Sent Out as Phase Three Begins for NYC Courts, New York Law Journal

July 7, 2020

Using COVID-19 as a Springboard for New Marketing Activity, New York Law Journal

Grand Juries to Resume Next Month in the City’s Five Boroughs; New York City Courts to Expand In-Person Criminal Proceedings

Firms Are Designing New Offices With COVID-19 in Mind, The American Lawyer

Proposed Bill Would Grant Emergency Diploma Privilege in New York, New York Law Journal

No fevers allowed: Temperature checks begin at NYC courthouses, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

July 6, 2020

NY State Court System Implements Temperature Screenings to Enter Buildings, DiFiore Says, New York Law Journal

DOH Report Says Staff Spread COVID In Nursing Homes, Spectrum News

Going Back to the Office: A Guide for Attorneys

Judges’ Take: Litigating in the Federal Courts During COVID-19

July 3, 2020

How Big Law Teamed Up to Clinch Supreme Court Dreamer Victory, Bloomberg Law 

Students May Qualify for Special Jobless Benefits, NY Times

Legal Job Gains Double in June, Sector Looks to Regain Footing, Bloomberg Law

July 2, 2020

How effective are liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus?, ABA Journal

Necessary Leadership for Uncertain Times

July 1, 2020

In light of COVID-19 public health interests, 2 more states opt for online bar exams, ABA Journal

NY Law Firms Aren’t Rushing Back to Offices Even If Their Clients Are, New York Law Journal

State Bar Association Launches Far-Reaching Lawyer Health and Well-Being Initiative, New York Law Journal

June 30, 2020

NY Courthouses To Check Body Temps: 100° Or Less To Enter, Law360

Courts in Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Four of Return to In-Person Operations

Smile! You Are Being Recorded

June 29, 2020

Upstate New Yorkers Being Summoned for Grand Jury Service Beginning in July, DiFiore Says, NY Law Journal

Small businesses have COVID-19 questions, and the legal profession is working to answer them, ABA Journal

Mass Tort Lawyers Look to Master ‘Art’ of Litigation in Pandemic, Bloomberg Law

June 28, 2020
Cuomo Announces Lowest COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations since Start of Pandemic, Spectrum News

June 27, 2020

Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Created a Spike in Divorces?, Spectrum News 

DOL Says COVID Leave OK If Virus Sinks Kids’ Summer Plans, Law360

June 26, 2020
Roberts Court Could Extend Into July Due to Virus Impact, Bloomberg Law

All Courts Outside NYC Entering ‘Phase Three’, New York Law Journal

June 25, 2020

Civil Litigators Have an Option in Federal Courts: Magistrate Judges, New York Law Journal

Out-of-State Law Grads Get the Green Light for September NY Bar Exam, National Law Journal

Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Enter Phase 3 of Return to In-Person Operations

NY COVID Hospitalizations Fall Below 1,000 Patients, Spectrum News

June 24, 2020

New York, neighbors enact 14-day quarantine for some out-of-state visitors, Times Union

Trial by Zoom: A strange but true story of how one lawyer prepared for court, ABA Journal

Governor Cuomo Announces Five Regions on Track to Enter Phase IV of Reopening Friday

Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy and Governor Lamont Announce Joint Incoming Travel Advisory That All Individuals Traveling from States with Significant Community Spread of COVID-19 Quarantine for 14 Days

State Bar Association task force focuses on attorney well-being, substance abuse, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Legal Industry’s Metrics In 2020 ‘Not Bad’ Despite Pandemic, Law360

Covid-19 Forces Bar Exam Prep Companies to Alter Courses, Bloomberg Law

June 23, 2020

State Court System Says Courts in NYC May Allow More Staff in Buildings, New York Law Journal

Courts in NYC to Begin Phase Two of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations

NY 1 Of Only 3 States Close To Containing Coronavirus: Study, Patch 

New York State Bar Launches Task Force On Attorney Well-Being, Bloomberg Law

State Bar Association President Scott Karson Establishes Attorney Well-Being Task Force To Improve Legal Profession

Things Have Changed: How the Coronavirus Affected Open Meetings

June 22, 2020

N.Y.’s Legal Limbo: Pandemic Creates Backlog of 39,200 Criminal Cases

Telework Still Reigns As NYC Firms Cleared To Reopen Offices, Law360

COVID-19 Proved Associates Can Work Remotely, But Will Partners Ignore the Success?, LegalTech News

Workers’ Comp May Protect Employers From Virus Claims, Bloomberg Law

Phase Two Begins Today in NYC. Here’s What You Need to Know, Spectrum News

June 19, 2020

New York City Law Firms OK’d To Reopen Offices Monday, Law360

Remote Work Is Stressing Lawyers Out. Here’s How to Help Them, National Law Journal

June 18, 2020

David Lat Grits His Way Through COVID-19 Recovery, Now ‘Open for Business’, New York Law Journal

Procedure for Addressing Residential and Commercial Eviction Proceedings

New York Court System’s Administrative Board Approves Two Rule Changes Governing the Professional Conduct of NY Attorneys

Protests renew scrutiny of detention practices and COVID-19 spread, ABA Journal

June 17, 2020

NYC Law Firms Could Be Allowed to Reopen Offices Next Week, New York Law Journal

David Lat’s Battle With COVID-19, New York Law Journal

Reservations Strongly Recommended: Reopening New York’s Restaurants

June 16, 2020

After COVID-19 Illness, NY Lawyer in Recovery, Planning Limited Return to Practice, New York Law Journal

SBA reopens application portal for disaster loans, Newsday

Courts in Five Upstate Judicial Districts to Begin Phase Three of Return to In-Person Operations

June 15, 2020
Second State Lets Law Grads Skip the Bar Exam Amid COVID-19, National Law Journal

June 14, 2020
Down 15% Is the New Flat, The American Lawyer

Nursing Homes Prepare For A Possible Second COVID Wave, Spectrum News

June 13, 2020
New York hits new low for COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations as rates soar in other states, Democrat and Chronicle

The Time To Lead is Now

Past President Henry G. Miller Remembered

New York State Bar Association Remembers Lawyers Lost To COVID-19

June 12, 2020
Social Distance Lawyering – How Close is Your Ethical Compliance?

June 11, 2020

Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa Issues Report to Governor Outlining COVID-19 Domestic Violence Task Force’s Initial Recommendations to Reimagine NY’s Approach to Services for Domestic Violence Survivors

Courts in 3rd, 9th and 10th Judicial Districts Begin Phase 2 of Return to In-Person Operations

June 10, 2020

Judiciary Says Fewer Jurors Is But One Fear As Trials Restart, Law360

How 3 Firms Are Confronting The Obstacles Of Reopening, Law360

Long Island, Mid-Hudson Law Firms Cleared to Reopen Offices, New York Law Journal

June 9, 2020

Judges To Return To NYC’s State Courthouses As Virus Ebbs, Law360

State Courts in New York City to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

June 8, 2020

Joint Statement by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

A Good Year To Be a 2L

‘Major Milestone’: NYC Judges Return to Courthouses as City Enters Phase One of Coronavirus Reopening, New York Law Journal

U.S. Courts Try Out Social Distancing, Video for Grand Juries, Bloomberg Law

June 7, 2020
Despite Virus, Legal Jobs Inched Up In May, Law360

June 6, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Number of Hospitalizations and Deaths since Beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5, 2020

Supreme Court Faces Transparency Test After Livestream Success, Bloomberg Law

Moves Toward ‘Soft’ Reopening Underline Tensions, Frustration Over Return to Law Firm Offices, New York Law Journal

Despite Virus, Legal Jobs Inched Up In May, Law360

June 4, 2020

Daily Matters – Episode 50: Hank Greenberg, Former President of the New York State Bar Association

Coronavirus Surge in Legal Cases, New York Law Journal

June 3, 2020

Law Firms Cautiously Return to In-Office Work Upstate After Restrictions Loosened, New York Law Journal

‘One of a Kind’: Brooklyn Prosecutors Remember Retired Colleague Who Died From COVID-19 as Determined, Quirky, New York Law Journal

Senate passes bill to give flexibility for small business coronavirus aid program, The Hill

Upstate courts continue reopening as NYC eyes June 8 as possible restart date, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

June 2, 2020

‘A Pandora’s Box’: Coronavirus Shaping Issues Faced by New NY State Bar Leader Karson, New York Law Journal

Courts in Five Upstate Judicial Districts to Begin Second Phase of Gradual Return to In-Person Operations

State Bar Association holds drive-through parade for new President Scott Karson, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

June 1, 2020

Remote Bar Exam Offered in October as Plan B Amid COVID-19, National Law Journal

Before Virus Hit, Drop In Law Grads Led To Better Job Market, Law360

Sunshine is the Best Disinfectant, Especially During a Pandemic

Scott M. Karson Makes History During Virtual Swearing-In Ceremony

Leadership and Service in the Age of COVID-19: A Message From NYSBA’s New President

May 31, 2020
Law Beat: Planning for a pandemic … since 2011?, Times Union

May 30, 2020
Client Development During the Pandemic, National Law Journal

May 29, 2020

Pandemic-Era Prison Releases a ‘Tipping Point’ for Reformers, Bloomberg Law

Upstate NY Law Firms Cleared for In-Office Work as State Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions, New York Law Journal

State Bar Calls for ‘Mandatory’ COVID-19 Vaccinations, Regardless of Objections, New York Law Journal

May 28, 2020

State Lawmakers Pass Over 30 COVID-19 Related Bills, Including Rent Protections, Spectrum News

NY’s courts begin reopening with the help of technology, WCNY

For Labor and Employment Attorneys, COVID-19 Means Many Questions and No Easy Answers

State Bar Association’s Health Law Section Report Calls for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination, Standards for Allocating Ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment

May 27, 2020

‘A Gradual Process’: As Global Firms Reopen in China, the Effects of the Pandemic Remain , American Lawyer

NY Court of Appeals Expected to Hear In-Person Arguments Once Again, New York Law Journal

‘Doused With a Bottle of Bleach’: A Vision of How Law Schools Will Reopen in the Fall, National Law Journal 

‘Birding’ A Social Distancing Hobby To Take Up During COVID-19 with Marnie Onderdonk | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

New Pro Bono Effort Aims to Help New York Families Handle Small Estate Cases Related to COVID-19, New York Law Journal

State Bar Association Provides Pro Bono Attorneys in Small Estate Cases Involving COVID-19 Deaths

Covid-19 Called Poor Excuse for Delaying Mental Health Suits, Bloomberg Law

May 26, 2020

‘Perfect Storm’ for Divorce: NY Matrimonial Attorneys Foresee Pandemic Breakups, New York Law Journal

New York City courts will begin accepting new non-essential cases on some matters, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Surge of New Lawsuits Filed in New York City as E-Filing Reopens to All Cases, New York Law Journal

On LawNext: A Coronavirus Success Story – How A State Bar and Two Legaltech Companies Partnered to Help the Unemployed Get Legal Help

David Lat’s Fight Against the Coronavirus: From Terror to Hope to Transformation

Marketing in the COVID-19 Era

Courts in Mid-Hudson Region and Long Island Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

Judges Weigh Bigger Rooms, Cleaner Mics as Jury Trials Restart, Bloomberg Law

May 25, 2020

The 2020 Diversity Scorecard Shows Progress, but It’s More Precarious Than Ever, The American Lawyer

Expected boom in workplace health monitoring, clashes with privacy fears, Newsday

What do personal injury lawsuits have to do with the pandemic? Maybe a lot, Buffalo News

May 24, 2020
Hudson Valley gets green light to start reopening Tuesday, Cuomo says, Journal News

May 23, 2020

4 Questions Workers Have About Reopening In A Pandemic, Law360

How to get paid quickly with online payment tools in the time of the coronavirus, ABA Journal

May 22, 2020

Depositions Go Virtual During Pandemic, May Remain That Way, Bloomberg Law

Cuomo Says Long Island, Mid-Hudson Regions Could Be Days Away From Reopening, New York Law Journal

Assembly Speaker Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins Announce Plans to Convene Session Next Week

Navigating a new era of virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, ABA Journal

Judges Get Creative as Patent Jury Trials Resume Next Month, Texas Lawyer

‘Like a Game of Jenga’: Return of E-Filing Will Start Crowded Period for New York Courts, Lawyers Say, New York Law Journal

May 21, 2020

How to Negotiate a Contract During Coronavirus…and After

Have We Learned Anything From the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic?

Returning to the Office: Navigating the Anxiety

May 20, 2020

The New Normal In SDNY Will Include ‘Lots Of Plexiglass’, Law360

NY Courts To Allow New Lawsuits Next Week, Law360

Coronavirus: Your Good Questions Answered by Hank Greenberg, WHEC

Statement from State Bar Association President Henry M. Greenberg Regarding Resumption of Efiling for Non-Essential Civil Litigation Matters

Returning to the Office: Navigating the Anxiety

NY Courts to Lift Ban on New ‘Nonessential’ Lawsuits for Downstate Counties, New York Law Journal

Courts in 13 Counties in Western New York and the Capital Region to Begin Return to In-Person Courthouse Operations

Restaurant Practices Leap to Action as Virus Ravages Industry, Bloomberg Law

May 19, 2020

Capital Region Gets Nod to Reopen From Cuomo Administration, New York Law Journal

New York Lawmakers Could Return (Virtually) Next Week, Spectrum Local News

Online LSAT Makes Its Debut—With a Few Glitches, National Law Journal

‘It Will Look Different’: SDNY’s Phased Reopening to Include ‘Physical Changes,’ Continued Remote Hearings, New York Law Journal

As courts begin to reopen, Brooklyn lawyers remain skeptical about return, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Re-Opening Your Law Firm: There’s a Bar Association Guide for That!, LexBlog

NYC Housing Court Judges to Conduct Virtual Conferences in Pending Eviction Matters

Top Constitutional Scholar Sides With Governors on Authority to Reopen States

It’s Time to Repeal Judiciary Law §470, New York Law Journal

May 18, 2020

Courts to begin reopening in New York State once counties reach Gov’s benchmarks, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Legal ‘Rescue Corps’ To Aid New Yorkers Affected By Coronavirus, WSHU

Ban on New ‘Nonessential’ Lawsuits Lifted for Regions of Upstate NY, New York Law Journal

Preliminary hearings, a staple of justice, resume for defendants in New York, Times Union

Step-by-Step Guide On How To Reopen Your Law Firm

May 17, 2020
Schenectady man follows purpose, passes bar exam at age 33 , Daily Gazette

May 15, 2020

Surrogate’s Courts prepare for influx of new cases, says NY State Chief Judge, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application | U.S. Department of the Treasury

A dangerous limbo: Probation and parole in the time of COVID-19, ABA Journal

With Return to Offices Still Uncertain, Big Law Shifts From When to How, The American Lawyer

Access to Justice, COVID-19 & the Courts, Lawsuit Limbo, New York Now

‘How Do We Deal With Stolen Joy?’ State Bar’s Private Support Group on Zoom, New York Law Journal

Millions in U.S. Are On Edge, Waiting for Jobless Benefits, Bloomberg Law

Connection in a time of chaos: Bars play pivotal role during COVID-19 shutdown, ABA Bar Leader

May 14, 2020

Release Unlikely For Virus-Fearing Brooklyn Inmates, For Now, Law360

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Inmates on Covid-19 Prevention, Bloomberg Law

NY Surrogate’s courts brace for flood of coronavirus-related cases, NY Post

New York Readying Surrogate’s Court for Surge in Estate Cases in Wake of COVID-19 Deaths, New York Law Journal

Hank Greenberg: Busy Times Ahead, WAMC

Assigned Counsel Should Be Paid Now, New York Law Journal

Expanded Operations, County Clerks of NYC

Businesses Face Moving Targets in States’ Safe Reopening Plans, Bloomberg Law

May 13, 2020

Law Firms in NY’s North Country Set for Faster Path to Reopen Offices, New York Law Journal

NYSBA releases tips on how to safely reopen law offices, Reuters

New York State Bar Releases Law Firm Reopening Plan, Bloomberg Law

Amid the Pandemic, These Law Firms Are Sticking With Their Mental Health Programs, American Lawyer

Law Firm Office Reopening Guidance: Wear Masks and Take Attendance, New York Law Journal

NYS Bar Association creates working group to deal with expected surge in landlord-tenant cases, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Masks, Sanitizer Recommended As New Norm For NY Firms, Law 360

NYSBA Issues Guidance on Reopening Law Firms

New York State Bar Convenes Working Group for Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Globe St. 

May 12, 2020

Sens. Say Safety Regs Must Precede COVID-19 Biz Immunity, Law 360 

Housing situation worsens for tenants, landlords amid coronavirus, Times Union

Albany Law School president to teach COVID-19 legal course, Times Union

May 11, 2020

Could Zoom jury trials become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic?, ABA Journal

Virus Collaborations Could Create Messy Patent Questions, Bloomberg Law

COVID-19 Has Created A Legal Aid Crisis. FEMA’s Usual Response Is Missing, NPR

As New York reopens, demand for legal help will almost certainly overwhelm the existing civil legal services infrastructure, amNewYork

New York State Bar Association Convenes Working Group to Deal With Expected Surge in Landlord-Tenant Disputes due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Three New York regions cleared for coronavirus reopening by week’s end, NY Post

New York Will Release More Nonviolent Offenders Amid Pandemic, Top Cuomo Aide Says, NY Law Journal

May 10, 2020
Cuomo: Hospitals cannot discharge COVID-19 patients to nursing homes, Times Union

May 9, 2020

President Greenberg’s letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

Statement From Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa on NY ON PAUSE Executive Order

May 8, 2020

Legal Industry Shed 64,000 Jobs in April as Layoffs and Furloughs Spread, New York Law Journal

NY Extends Statute Freeze With Tool To Hold Pretrial Inmates, Law 360

Lawyers See Coming Surge in White Collar Criminal, Civil Cases Stemming From Pandemic, New York Law Journal

How New York’s Courts Use Skype for Business and What You Need to Know

May 7, 2020

Young attorneys raise money to buy food for hospital employees fighting COVID-19, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

If law schools can’t offer in-person classes this fall, what will they do instead?, ABA Journal

COVID-19 Likely To Lead to A Flood of Insurance Litigation

Court system expands virtual operations and opens up problem-solving courts, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Prudenti: Courts, legal pros responding heroically to legal pandemic, Long Island Business News

May 6, 2020

Judiciary Seeks More Funding And Judges In COVID-19 Relief, Law360

With courthouses closed, family lawyers continue serving clients in peril, Queens Daily Eagle

Mediation May Be the Best Option for Divorced Families Dealing With the Impacts of COVID-19

NYSBA’s Pro Bono Network Doing the Public Good

Chief Judge DiFiore hosts virtual Law Day with AG James and NYSBA Prez, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

May 5, 2020

From Her Kids’ Playroom, This NYC Public Defender Has Helped Set Hundreds of Prisoners Free, New York Law Journal

McMahon Says No Plans to Reopen SDNY Courthouse After Judge Floats In-Person Hearing, New York Law Journal

Denied unemployment benefits in New York State? You can get free legal help, WGRZ

May 4, 2020

Offices get set for the new ‘abnormal’, Newsday

NYS Bar Association helping lawyers to get prepared for end of quarantine, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Cuomo Offers 4-Phase Plan to ‘Reopen’ NY, With Professional Services in Step 2, New York Law Journal

Record Unemployment Leaves Undocumented Workers With Nowhere to Turn, as Others Work to Appeal, Currents News

NY Chief Judge DiFiore Urges ‘Patience’ With Courts’ Path to Full Restart Subject to Change, New York Law Journal

Phased Plan to Re-Open New York

The Case For Attorney Well-being: A Profession In Change

Smooth sailing in U.S. Supreme Court’s first teleconference case; Thomas joins fray, Reuters

Jack Newton, CEO of Clio | Using Legal Superpowers To Help Unemployed New Yorkers | Miranda Warnings

May 3, 2020

Justice delayed by virus, but NY civil courts slowly opening back up, Newsday

May 1, 2020

Legal Aid and State Bar offer help in the time of coronavirus, Altamont Enterprise

Follow From Home the Supreme Court’s First Livestream Arguments, Bloomberg Law

Bar association, attorneys say law firms should be among first industries to reopen, Long Island Business News

N.Y. to allow graduates to practice law before passing bar, Reuters

More than half of Americans support online voting during COVID-19 pandemic, second ABA civics survey shows, ABA Journal

Remote Work During COVID-19 Has Law Firms Wondering: How Much Real Estate Do We Really Need?, National Law Journal

Law Day centers on pledge to protect voting rights, Times Herald Record

Law Day 2020 Commemorates Access to Vote, Access to Justice in Unusual Circumstances, New York Law Journal

The Legal Industry’s Rapid Transition to the Cloud

Amid Crisis, Voting Rights Focus of Virtual Law Day

April 30, 2020

Relaxing Restrictions, NY Courts Say Electronic Motion Filing Is Set to Resume for Pending Cases, New York Law Journal

NY Court System To Further Expand Virtual Courts

Statement from State Bar President Association President Henry M. Greenberg Regarding Expansion of Matters to be Handled by Virtual Courts

COVID-19 Must Not Be Allowed To Interfere With Our Right To Vote, New York Law Journal

Federal Judicial Clerkship Hiring Process Revamped Due to COVID-19, National Law Journal

During Coronavirus Pandemic, NYSBA Seeks to Align with Bar Associations on Every Continent Around the World

Law Firms Are Already Virtual. It’s Time to Embrace It.

ABA, NYSBA Turn to Legal Tech Providers for COVID-19 Pro Bono Efforts, LegalTechNews

April 29, 2020

‘Motherhood Penalty’ May Fuel Workplace Lawsuits in Pandemic, Bloomberg Law

How Can Law Firms Safely Reopen? New York Bar Group to Make Recommendations, New York Law Journal

NYSBA planning for return to the office, NY Daily Record

3 New York judges died from coronavirus, almost 170 court workers infected, NY Post

During Pandemic, NYSBA Updates Public Health Legal Manual, Offers Free Download

NYSBA Works to Develop Plan to Bring Lawyers and Staff Back to Their Offices

Big Law Goes Virtual to Help ‘Dreamers’ Affected by Virus Crisis, Bloomberg Law

April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Highlights Unequal Access to Legal Services in Rural Communities

NY Bar Association offers free legal aid for denied unemployment claims during the pandemic, RochesterFirst

NYS Bar Association to offer free service if you’re denied an unemployment insurance claim, CNY Central

NYS Bar Association to offer free legal aid for denied unemployment insurance applicants, WENY News

Recently Elected NY Judge Dies Of COVID-19, Law 360

New York State Bar Association offers pro bono legal help to those with denied unemployment claims, WBNG

Free legal aid available for those denied jobless benefits, Buffalo News

NY Law Grads Can Do ‘Limited’ Legal Work Under Supervision, Chief Judge Says, New York Law Journal

Unmute Yourself and Raise Your Right Hand: NY Lawyers Sworn In on Skype, New York Law Journal

Pro Bono Legal Plan To Help People Secure Unemployment Benefits in NY Takes Shape, State of Politics

April 27, 2020

Virtual Law Day

Judiciary Prepares for Gradual Reopening During COVID-19, but Tells Courts to Heed Local Officials, New York Law Journal

Legal Industry Not First in Line as Cuomo Outlines Reopening Plan for New York Businesses, New York Law Journal

NYS Bar Association to offer free legal aid for denied unemployment insurance applicants, WRGB

Leave, Layoffs Atop Employers’ Minds As COVID-19 Persists, Law360

State bar association offers free unemployment insurance help, Times Union

Lawyers to provide free help with unemployment claims, Mid-Hudson News

Lawbeat: Pro Bono Scholars Program waived as grad requirement, Times Union

Virus Crisis Could Be Big Test of Law Firms’ Diversity Efforts, Bloomberg Law

April 26, 2020
Amid Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Outlines Phased Plan to Re-open New York Starting With Construction and Manufacturing

Cuomo eyes construction, manufacturing for regional reopen in New York, Politico

April 25, 2020

Lawsuits Pile Up Against Coronavirus Lockdown Measures, Wall Street Journal

April 24, 2020

‘A Very Different Court System’: Marks Says There’s No Timeline for Lifting Ban on New ‘Nonessential’ Lawsuits in NY, New York Law Journal

BigLaw Leaders On Guiding Firms Through A Pandemic, Law360

Unprecedented: Massachusetts to Offer Its Own Online Bar Exam—If Necessary—Amid COVID-19, National Law Journal

Going Solo Mid-Pandemic, Staying Connected, Working Together From Home, National Law Journal

April 23, 2020

NYC students are suing colleges for refunds after coronavirus campus shutdowns, NY Post

Contact-tracing apps could help contain COVID-19 but raise thorny legal and privacy issues, ABA Journal

How the COVID-19 pandemic creates obstacles for sexual assault survivors, ABA Journal

Covid-19 task force offers free legal help during pandemic, Buffalo News

Law Schools Hit by Financial Fallout From COVID-19, National Law Journal

Remote Court Arguments Pose Challenges, New Routines for Lawyers, Bloomberg Law

April 22, 2020

In the Pandemic, State and Federal Judges Lean on Technology, National Law Journal

Remembering Henry Miller, “Larger Than Life” Trial Lawyer & Past NYSBA President

The Legal World Will Never Be the Same After COVID-19

Virtual reality for courts in Capital Region, Times Union

California Weighs Emergency Lawyer Licensing Due to Virus, Bloomberg Law

Adopting COVID-19 Cuts, Law Firms Balance Image and Economics, The American Lawyer

Judges Report 75% Drop In Court Activity During Pandemic, Law360

April 21, 2020

Advocates Urge Cuomo to Step Up COVID-19 Testing for NY Prisoners in Wake of New Data, New York Law Journal

The Second Circuit in the COVID-19 Era, New York Law Journal

Small Law Practices Frustrated With SBA’s Loan Fund Program, New York Law Journal

Advocating On Behalf Of Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Impacted By COVID-19

Working Face-to-Face But Not In-Person: How To Virtually Execute an Estate Plan

What Good Might Come Out Of The Coronavirus Crisis?, Above the Law 

April 20, 2020

NY State Bar Association creates task force to oversee COVID-19 pro bono attorneys, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

‘Herculean Effort’: DiFiore Hails Results of NY’s Expanded Virtual Court Operations, New York Law Journal

Henry Miller, Former State Bar President and ‘Trial Lawyer of the Old School,’ Dies at 89 Due to Coronavirus, New York Law Journal

Emergency Task Force for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners | Miranda Warnings

NYSBA Statement on the Passing of Past President Henry Miller

April 19, 2020
Gov calls on lawyers to work pro bono to help jobless, Altamont Enterprise

State Prison Virus Cases Mounting As Outside Figures Plateau, The City

Pandemic leads to ‘unthinkable’ in medical malpractice in NY, Times Union

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Noach Dear dies of coronavirus, NY Post

Law Students in ‘No Man’s Land’ as Coronavirus Delays Bar Exams, Wall Street Journal

April 18, 2020

Dreamers Risking Their Lives for New York, Times Union

April 17, 2020

New York To Remain On “PAUSE” Until May 15

New York Bar Association establishes COVID emergency fund, Queens Daily Eagle

NY Members of Congress Demand ‘Aggressive and Immediate’ COVID-19 Prevention Steps at City’s Federal Jails, New York Law Journal

April 16, 2020

NY sees success with virtual court operations, WNYT

Lawyers Predict a ‘Huge Explosion’ in Worker Class Actions Over COVID-19

Shirtless Lawyers, Barking Dogs Herald Courtroom of the Future, Bloomberg News

As Traditional Firms Pull Back, Virtual Firms’ Opportunities Could Be Growing, Legaltech News

Will New York Have Enough Pro Bono Attorneys?, Spectrum News 

First Department Going ‘Virtual’ to Reopen Operations, Attorney Admissions, New York Law Journal

Brooklyn Federal Lockup Officials Describe ‘Shortage of Tests’ in Newly Filed Documents, New York Law Journal

Crisis brings out the best in New York’s lawyers, The Times

April 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Fewer International Students Could Hit Law Schools—Hard, National Law Journal

Partners at Cooley, Sullivan & Cromwell Join NY State Bar Association’s Coronavirus Recovery Task Force, New York Law Journal

COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Appointed To Oversee Pro Bono Network

COVID-19 Impacts State Budget Process, Clouds Spending Plan

NYSBA & Seoul Bar Association Offer Mutual Support in Face of Crisis

Legal Writing – More Important Than Ever in the Age of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

Pleas Mounting for Release of Inmates at Risk of COVID-19, New York Law Journal

How IP Lawyers Can Work Strategically During Pandemic, Law360

A Guide to Insurance Coverage for Business Losses Arising From the COVID-19 Pandemic

From Harvard to Ole Miss, Law Students’ Lives Disrupted by Virus, Bloomberg

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Law Firm: Present and Future

Supreme Court to Break Tradition, Hold Oral Arguments by Teleconference, Wall Street Journal

Virtual Courts Expanded; New Filings Still Banned, New York Law Journal

State Bar creates task force on COVID-19 to help small and solo practitioners, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Lawyers offer pro bono help for New York’s unemployed, Times Union

Cuomo Administration Says Pro Bono Lawyer Network to Offer Assistance Soon, New York Law Journal

No One is Untouched: Help-Averse Lawyers Meet Helplessness in COVID-19

Cuomo teams with NYS Bar Association to help New Yorkers, Mid Hudson News

Gov. Cuomo Announces Court System & State Bar Association Will Assist Unemployed New Yorkers

Cuomo Says Northeast U.S. Governors Will Coordinate Reopenings, Bloomberg News

The Paul Weiss Coronavirus Resource Center Is Here To Help | Miranda Warnings

April 12, 2020

Coronavirus May Stall Key Supreme Court Rulings, Wall Street Journal

April 11, 2020

Volunteer attorneys sought to help with Covid-19 legal woes, Buffalo News

Cuomo: “We Believe We Have Stabilized Upstate,” Spectrum News

COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Cuomo takes up issue of politics and the way to reopen the state, 
Westfair Online

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Partnership With NYS Court System to Provide Pro Bono Legal Assistance to New Yorkers

Governor’s Daily Press Briefing

April 10, 2020

Court Officials Vow New Push to Enact DiFiore’s Reorganization Plan, After Its Exclusion From Budget Deal, New York Law Journal 

An Early Experience with Arbitration by Video

Coping With COVID-19, and Avoiding the “COVID 19”

SDNY Tightens Restrictions on Use of Manhattan Courthouses in Response to Coronavirus, New York Law Journal

Shift to Remote Civil Litigation Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Law Journal

April, 9, 2020

As More Doctors Immunized From Liability, What Happens to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?, National Law Journal

New York Court System Plans to Relax Coronavirus Restrictions, New York Law Journal

President Greenberg’s Letter to the NY Congressional Delegation

Empire State Development Guidance on Executive Order 202.6

April 8, 2020

Citing COVID-19, High Court Litigators Seek Extensions, Law360

‘A Pro Bono Boom’: Doctors, Inmates & Immigrants Get Big Law Help as Pandemic Worsens, The American Lawyer

NYSBA’s Governing Body Holds Its First-Ever All-Virtual Meeting

With Bar Exam in Limbo, Momentum Builds for Supervised Practice Programs, New York Law Journal

Your ‘Non-Essential’ E-Filed Case COVID-Halted? Not Necessarily, New York Law Journal

Push To Release Inmates Intensifies After Rikers Death, State of Politics

Readers sound off on Dreamers, helping the homeless and divorce, NY Daily News

April 7, 2020

Counsel Who Care: How Attys Are Helping During Virus Crisis, Law360

Small Law Firms, Solo Lawyers Strain for Relief in $350B Pandemic Loan Program, The American Lawyer

At-Home LSAT Set to Debut Next Month Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, National Law Journal

Hank Greenberg Extols NY Lawyers’ Resilience During First-Ever Remote Meeting of NYSBA Delegates, New York Law Journal

State’s Virtual Courts to Begin Handling Some Non-Essential Business

Aiming for ‘Some Sense of Certainty,’ These Firms Committed to No Layoffs, Paycuts, The American Lawyer

AG James Cites COVID-19 Scams in Proposing Stronger Investment Adviser Oversight, New York Law Journal

Virtual Litigation’s Time Has Come, Bloomberg Law

April 6, 2020

Pandemic Could Jeopardize Law Firm Diversity Efforts, Law360

Job losses cause new stress for divorced parents paying child support, WNYT

Bar Exam Dates Finalized, New York Law Journal

‘Virtual Court’ Is in Session, New York Law Journal

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces NYS on Pause Functions Extended for Additional Two Weeks

Governor Cuomo orders NY PAUSE to continue until April 29; Regents exams canceled, WTEN

Man who survived a week on a ventilator tells his coronavirus story, Today Show

April 5, 2020
Coronavirus delays bar exam until fall, Times Union

April 4, 2o2o

Delays in New York Parole Violation Hearings Will Be Deadly, Advocates Warn in Federal Suit, New York Law Journal

Hank Greenberg to NYSBA House of Delegates: ‘This is Our Finest Hour’

April 3, 2020

Supreme Court postpones all April arguments because of coronavirus, NY Daily News

Task Force Wants to Scrap Portion of NY Bar Exam, Irrespective of COVID-19 Pandemic, New York Law Journal

‘It Was Groundhog Day’: Litigator Jim Walden Recounts Grueling 12 Days of Fever, Presumed Coronavirus, New York Law Journal

Law Firms Look for Right Mix of Layoffs, Pay Cuts to Survive, Bloomberg Law

April 2, 2020

Business Is Booming for Mediators as COVID-19 Cools Courts, Texas Lawyer

‘Virtual’ Court Opens in 4th, 8th and 9th Judicial Districts, New York Law Journal

Coronavirus Daily Update: Appellate Division Addressing Stalled Admissions

Big Law Lateral Market May Face ‘Shelter-in-Place’ Moment, Bloomberg Law

Meet the Lawyers on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Crisis

Live From Your Laptop! It’s Videoconferencing

Coronavirus and the Commercial Tenant: A Guide to Dealing With Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020

Important Statement Regarding Attorney Admissions

Kevin Duffy, Retired SDNY Judge Who Presided Over Mobster and Terrorist Trials, Dies From COVID-19, New York Law Journal

COVID-19 Puts Would-Be Lawyers’ Dreams On Hold, Law360

New York State Public Health Legal Manual, 2nd Ed.

Brooklyn Justice Johnny Lee Baynes Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice’s Death Linked to Coronavirus, First for New York Judiciary, New York Law Journal

After NYSBA’s Recommendation, Court of Appeals Seeks Early September Bar Exam

Tips for Law Students During the #StayAtHome Semester

David Lat, Eyeing Hospital Discharge, Talks About His Battle and Donating Blood to COVID-19 Research, New York Law Journal

March 31, 2020

Daily Coronavirus Update: Virtual Court Operations to Go Statewide, COVID-19 Loan Assistance

New York Court of Appeals Calls for Bar Exam in ‘Early September’, New York Law Journal

Coronavirus Upends the Legal World, Lower Revenues and Job Cuts Likely

Court of Appeals Calls For Early September Rescheduled Bar Exam

Update on Rescheduling of July 2020 New York State Bar Exam

As Lawyers Adapt to ‘NY on PAUSE’, State Court System Expands Virtual Operations, New York Law Journal

Law Firms Need to Say It’s OK to Be Human Right Now, New York Law Journal

$5M Coming to Law Students Struggling Financially Amid COVID-19, New York Law Journal

Coronavirus could overwhelm legal help for America’s poor, Roll Call

March 30, 2020

NYSBA Task Force Seeks Early September Bar Exam

Why Lawyers Should Join Our Well-Being Roundtable

Pro bono network being organized for pandemic-related cases, NY Daily Record

Virus-Related Legal Disputes Spur N.Y. Push for Free Advice, Bloomberg Law

Amid More Bar Exam Delays, Push for Diploma Privilege Grows, National Law Journal

State Bar Association Task Force Calls For Early September Date For Rescheduled Bar Exam, Waiver On Distance Learning Credits And, If Necessary, Expanded Supervised Practice

NYSBA’s Virtual Hallway Immune to Social Distancing

NY State Court System Joins With New York State Bar Association To Launch Pro Bono Network To Respond To Pandemic

Hank Greenberg & Judy Perry Martinez | What The Legal Community Is Doing To Help Lawyers During Coronavirus Pandemic | Miranda Warnings

Lawyers Fear Billing Delays, Bonus Drops and Job Cuts Amid Virus Panic, LegalWeek

Remote Work May Change Attorneys’ Habits After Pandemic, Bloomberg Law

March 29, 2020

NY State Bar Association, Courts, To Launch Pro Bono Network to Help with Pandemic Response, New York Law Journal

Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Will Pass a Resolution Providing for Special Temporary Procedures During a Declared State of Emergency

Cuomo Extends New York Social Distancing Guidelines To April 15—After Easter, Trump’s Preferred End Date, Forbes

March 28, 2020

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Moving New York Presidential Primary Election to June 23rd

Paycheck Protection FAQ for Small Businesses

Coronavirus Forces Courts to Experiment, Wall Street Journal

March 27, 2020

Manhattan federal court suspends jury trials amid coronavirus outbreak, NY Post

Agile But Vulnerable, Smaller Firms Fight To Weather Virus, Law360

Billable hour expectations remain the same, though work volume is ‘trending lower,’ survey says, ABA Journal

EEOC Answers Questions about the Pandemic and Antidiscrimination Laws in Recorded Webinar

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Good Privilege And Confidentiality Habits For Remote Attys, Law360

IRS Notice 2020-21

New York State Bar Exam Rescheduled for Fall 2020

NY State Bar support program reaches isolated lawyers, judges and students, Queens Daily Eagle

New York Postpones July Bar Exam Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, New York Law Journal

Trusts and Estates in the Time of Coronavirus

Fall Bar Exam Added, Fate of July Test Uncertain Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, New York Law Journal

March 26, 2020

How Firms Can Rise Above COVID-19’s Unwelcome Changes, Law 360

Stimulus Bill Could Be Lifeline For Some Law Firms, Law 360

Mild Improvements for David Lat, but Prognosis Still Uncertain, New York Law Journal

Freeze in Most Civil Filings Brings Concern, Frustration for New York Litigators, New York Law Journal

Living Well in the Time of the Coronavirus

State Bar Association Launches Emergency Task Force To Assist Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms, Impacted by Coronavirus

Coronavirus Forces N.Y. City Criminal and Family Courts to Go ‘Virtual’

Pandemic Threatens to Flood Courts With Contract Lawsuits, Bloomberg

Law Firms Set to Discover Meaning of ‘Bet the Company’ Work, Bloomberg

March 25, 2020

Letter from NYC Law Department

ELSN Section Chair to NYSBA Colleagues: ‘I Am Glad We Are in This Together’

The Olympics Are Canceled; Now Bring in the Lawyers

Pressure Grows to Better Address Bail Applications as COVID-19 Hits NY Federal Jails, New York Law Journal

Virtual Arraignments Raise Real Concerns In NY Courtroom, Law360

Chaos Brews in U.S. With Jumble of Conflicting Emergency Decrees, Bloomberg

How COVID-19 Will Affect Litigation In NY And Beyond, Law360

Brad Karp: The Legal Community Must Protect Workers and Small Businesses From Coronavirus Fallout, New York Law Journal

States Consider Delays to July Bar Exam In Response To Virus, Bloomberg Law

Prisons and courts get coronavirus help in Senate relief bill, Roll Call

Cuomo: Density control measures are working to slow coronavirus in NY, NY Post

More People Are Thinking About Their Wills, Forcing Lawyers to Improvise, Bloomberg Law

How to Work Remotely With Kids…And Not Lose Your Minds

March 24, 2020

DFS Emergency Regs – Mortgage (Exec. Order 202.9)

BigLaw Leaders Must Prepare For COVID-19 Economic Fallout, Law360 

NY Courts Report 2 Dozen COVID-19 Cases, Adding DA, Juror, Law 360

U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Important News for Personal Injury Lawyers on Coronavirus, Bias Attacks

2 NY Law Firms Cut Staff, Salaries Amid Coronavirus Crisis, New York Law Journal

Statement From State Bar President Henry M. Greenberg Condemning Bias Incidents Relating To Coronavirus Aimed At Persons Of Asian & Jewish Descent

Law Schools Scramble To Educate Students in Fallout From Virus That Sent Students Home

Fast Moving Outbreak Shifts Regulatory Ground for Health Lawyers, Bloomberg Law

March 23, 2020

What alternatives to the July bar exam are being considered in light of COVID-19?, ABA Journal

Technical Difficulties: Courts Face COVID-19 Learning Curve, Law 360

Law Firms Left Out Of ‘Essential’ Biz Orders Amid Pandemic, Law 360

David Lat Undergoing ‘Experimental’ Drug Therapy, His Husband Says

New York State Bar Association Task Force Convenes On Emergency Basis To Consider Alternatives To The July Bar Examination

What Can Be Done To Help Stop The Spread of Coronavirus In NY Prisons?

Despite Crisis, Demand Soars for Many Lawyers’ Expertise

COVID-19’s Impact on Commercial Transactions and Disputes

Cuomo Suspends Statute of Limitations, Marks Defines ‘Essential’ Court Services in COVID-19 Response, New York Law Journal

Max Kenner | Coronavirus Is Coming To Prisons | Miranda Warnings

Pivoting in Place: What’s a Litigator to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis?

New York State Unified Court System Halts All But Essential Proceedings

COVID-19 Leaves Backlogged Courts With A Justice Pile-Up, Law360

Coronavirus Is Changing How Attorneys Work (Video), Bloomberg Law

Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Region Is Now an Epicenter of Global Pandemic, New York Times

The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say, New York Times

March 22, 2020
Virtual Court Operations to Commence in NYC Mid-week

Statement From State Bar President Henry Greenberg Urging President Trump to Invoke Defense Production Act

Coronavirus: NY Gov. Cuomo says state to start clinical drug trial, authorizes temporary hospitals, asks US to nationalize medical supply buying, CNBC

38 positive for coronavirus in NYC jails, including Rikers, Times Union

March 21, 2020

Governor Cuomo Announces Four Sites Identified by Army Corps of Engineers on Initial List of Temporary Hospitals

Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World, New York Times

Latest update from Governor’s office

Law Firm Layoffs Amid COVID-19, Above the Law

How We’re Surviving as a Shut-In Workforce: ‘Know Where Your Mute Button Is’ and Be Patient, National Law Journal

March 20, 2020

Governor Cuomo Issues Guidance on Essential Services Under The ‘New York State on Pause’ Executive Order

NYC Attorney Who Dies From Coronavirus Complications Remembered Fondly by Colleagues

SDNY Issues New Restrictions to Increase Social Distancing at Courthouses, New York Law Journal

State bar calls for suspension of legal case deadlines, Times Herald-Record

What You Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

New York State Goes on Pause

As Cuomo Imposes ‘100% Workforce Reduction,’ Law Firms Await Specific Details, New York Law Journal

Administrative Order Extending Assisted Outpatient Treatment Orders (Kendra’s Law)

New York governor mandates all non-essential workers must stay home, CNN

‘Maiden Voyage’ on a Stormy Sea: 2nd Circuit Holds 1st Set of Oral Argument Teleconference in Face of Coronavirus, New York Law Journal

Criminal Lawyers Scramble To Deal With New Challenges Amid Coronavirus

How BigLaw Can Support Parents During Social Distancing, Law360

Law Schools Adopt Pass-Fail Grades As They Move Online Amid COVID-19, National Law Journal

Coughing Lawyers. Uneasy Jurors. Can Courts Work Under Coronavirus?, New York Times

Courts to probe conflicting notes amid coronavirus craze, Times Union

March 19, 2020

Empire State Development Guidance on Executive Order 202.6

How the coronavirus is upending the criminal justice system, ABA Journal

Law Firm Partner, 57, Dies After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Bar Group Says, New York Law Journal

David Lat, Battling COVID-19, Speaks From Hospital About Fears, Hopes and What People Should Know

75% to Work from Home: Are Law Firms Ready?

COVID-19 Casts Cloud Over Summer Associate Classes

1st NY State Judge Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Queens

Manhattan Atty With COVID-19 Recovering Well, Wife Says

Virus Relief Expands Paid Leave, With Growing Calls For More

Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Mandating Businesses That Require In-Office Personnel to Decrease In-Office Workforce by 75 Percent

Message From NY Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Lawyer With Coronavirus Wonders What’s Next

Lawyer-Parents Confront Significant Burdens While Homebound by Coronavirus

Lawyers, Big Law Firms Confront Coronavirus Anxiety

Coronavirus Outbreak May Also Put Attorneys at Risk For Greater Cyber Infection

March 18, 2020

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Guarantee Paid Leave for New Yorkers Under Mandatory or Precautionary Quarantine Due to COVID-19, March 18, 2020

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces Deployment of 1,000-Bed Hospital Ship ‘USNS Comfort’ to New York Harbor

NYSBA CLE Programs Pivot To Webinars During Coronavirus Shutdown

Dealing With Panic as Coronavirus Crisis Becomes New Normal

Expert Advice for Law Firms: How to Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis

March 17, 2020

Appellate Division, Second Department, Order Extending Deadlines

Appellate Division, First Department, Order Extending Deadlines

New York Court of Appeals Hears In-Person Arguments, Observing Social Distancing, New York Law Journal

Message from the Chief Judge

Appellate Division, Third Department, Emergency Court Procedures

Appellate Division, Second Department, Emergency Court Procedures

Appellate Division, First Department, Emergency Court Procedures

Governor Cuomo and Attorney General James Temporarily Suspend State Debt Collection in Response to Coronavirus

Governor Cuomo Announces Three-Way Agreement with Legislature on Paid Sick Leave Bill to Provide Immediate Assistance for New Yorkers Impacted By COVID-19

The high demand for lawyers amid the coronavirus pandemic, ABA Journal

March 16, 2020 

Information From the New York State Courts Regarding the Coronavirus

White House issues new guidelines for stopping spread of coronavirus, ABC News

During Coronavirus Briefing, Governor Cuomo Issues Executive Order Allowing State to Increase Hospital Capacity

Governor’s expanded powers during a public health emergency, Capitol Pressroom

Second Circuit Remains Open, With Restrictions, Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, New York Law Journal

Statement from Speaker Carl M. Heastie

BREAKING: Justices Postpone Upcoming Arguments, Law360

US Supreme Court Postpones Upcoming Arguments Amid Coronavirus Threat, New York Law Journal

Amid Lack of Federal Direction, Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy and Governor Lamont Announce Regional Approach to Combatting COVID-19

Supreme Court Postponement of Oral Arguments

NYSBA’s 2020 Statewide Mock Trial Tournament

March 15, 2020 

Under Pressure: Legal Aid Attys Brace For Virus’s Impacts, Law 360

Office of Court Administration, Updated Protocols

Coronavirus in NYC: Resources You Need to Know

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

NY Courts to End ‘Nonessential’ Services, New York Law Journal

Statement from Speaker Carl Heastie

Courts Outside NYC Emergency Designated Locations List

Governor Cuomo’s Press Conference on the Coronavirus

Andrew Cuomo to President Trump: Mobilize the Military to Help Fight Coronavirus, New York Times

March 14, 2020 

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

March 13, 2020 

New Jury Trials Postponed in New York, Jury Selection Suspended Until Further Notice

U.S. District Court Western District of NY, Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19

General Order #58, United States District Court for the Northern District of New York

Office of Court Administration, Procedures to Reduce Courthouse Traffic

Kings County, Civil Term, Important CCP Notice

Nation’s Top Law Schools Go Remote Over Virus Concerns, Bloomberg Law

March 12, 2020 

Manhattan federal courts suspend new trials due to coronavirus, NY Post

Notice from Court of Appeals

March 9, 2020 

Notice to the Bar: SDNY Announces Visitor Restriction

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Recorded Programs

Mandating Your Employees Get Vaccinated? What New York Lawyers Need To Know
Friday, September 3
1.0 MCLE Credit

Post-COVID Client Care: A New Look At Client Service Practices Or Techniques
Wednesday, June 23
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Foreclosures
Friday, June 9
2.0 MCLE Credits

Adaptive Governance For Climate Change And Public Health
Friday, June 4
2.0 MCLE Credits

Big Data And False Claims Act Risk Due To Covid-19
Wednesday, June 2
1.0 MCLE Credits

Landlord-Tenant Law During COVID: A Plague On Both Your Houses
Friday, April 30
2.0 MCLE Credits

Legislative And Health Policy Advocacy On Behalf Of Vulnerable Populations
Sunday, April 25
1.5 MCLE Credits

Clinical, Legal, Ethical Considerations In Deliberative Democracy In A Pandemic
Friday, April 23
2.0 MCLE Credits

Arbitration And Mediation 2021: Best Practices Working Through And Beyond Covid
Wednesday, March 24
7.0 MCLE Credits

Global Tax Policy In The Age Of COVID-19 – Common Issues, Varying Responses
Thursday, March 4
2.0 MCLE Credits

Liability For Injury Resulting From Administration Of The COVID Vaccine
Wednesday, February 10
1.0 MCLE Credit

Cyber Ethics: Technological Competence During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Friday, January 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Eviction Moratorium: What Lawyers Need To Know About The COVID-19 Emergency
Friday, January 15
1.5 MCLE Credits

The State Of Real Estate Amid The Pandemic
Wednesday, December 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

Drafting Key Life-Planning Documents During COVID-19
Monday, December 8
1.5 MCLE Credits

Post COVID-19 Bankruptcy And Loss Mitigation Options
Thursday, December 3
1.0 MCLE Credit

Adult Care Facilities: Regulations, Residents’ Rights And The Impact Of COVID-19
Thursday, December 3
1.0 MCLE Credit

Ethics, Impairment And COVID-19: The Toll On The Legal Profession
Monday, November 30
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID Immunities, Its Scope, Plaintiff And Defense Perspectives
Tuesday, November 17
1.0 MCLE Credit

The COVID-19 Crisis And New York City’s Response: Legal Issues
Thursday, November 12
1.0 MCLE Credit

Managing The Onslaught Of COVID: Triggered Financial Services Disputes – Is Arbitration The Solution?
Thursday, November 12
1.0 MCLE Credit

Legal Challenges Facing Restaurants During And After A Pandemic
Thursday, November 12
2.0 MCLE Credits

Planning For Disability Testing Accommodations During A Pandemic
Tuesday, November 10
1.5 MCLE Credits

Non-Payment Of Commercial Rent: Proceedings, Defenses And Workouts
Thursday, November 5
1.5 MCLE Credits

Employment Handbooks: Updating And Addressing COVID-19
Wednesday, September 23
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19’s Impact On Franchising
Thursday, September 17
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Impact Of The Pandemic On Nonprofit Corporate Governance
Tuesday, September 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Reopening Schools: Legal Issues And Concerns
Tuesday, September 1
3.5 MCLE Credits

Occupancy Limitation Update: Clarification From New York State Regarding Reopening
Wednesday, August 26
1.0 MCLE Credit

Unemployment Insurance And COVID-19 Updates
Recorded on August 12
2.0 MCLE Credits

Borrower Beware: Defending PPP Loans From After-the-Fact Government Scrutiny
Recorded on August 7
1.0 MCLE Credit

Negotiating In The Age Of Coronavirus And Beyond: The Mediator’s Perspective
Recorded on July 23
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19 Insurance Primer For Entertainment Attorneys: Business Interruption And Event Cancellation Coverage
Recorded on July 14
1.5 MCLE Credits

The Future Of Jury Trials: How The Coronavirus Epidemic May Change Online And In-Person Trials And Jury Selection
Recorded on July 9
1.5 MCLE Credits

Immunities In The Face Of The COVID-19 Human Rights And Public Health Crisis
Recorded on June 30
1.0 MCLE Credit

Changed By COVID: Veterans’ Benefits Impacted By A Global Pandemic
Recorded on June 26
1.5 MCLE Credits

Operating During The COVID-19 Pandemic: Current Legal Landscape And Employer Considerations
Recorded on June 25
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19 Shut-Down: Addressing the Needs of Not-for-Profits

Recorded on June 24
1.0 MCLE Credit

The “New Normal” and Business Continuity Planning

Recorded on June 24
1.5 MCLE Credits

Changes in the New York Open Government Laws During the Declared Coronavirus Disaster Emergency

Recorded on June 22
1.0 MCLE  Credit

Managing Attorneys and Support Staff in the Time of COVID-19

Recorded on June 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

As Businesses Reopen, the Lawsuits Begin: The Landscape for the Post-COVID Deluge of Lawsuits, the Intersection of Insurance and Using ADR for Expedited Resolution

Recorded on June 16
1.5 MCLE Credits

When Fear Goes Viral: A Cultural and Legal History of the Fear of Infectious Disease and Unconscious Bias

Recorded on June 11
1.0 MCLE Credit

Force Majeure & Real Estate: Can You Force Me Out?

Recorded on June 10
1.0 MCLE Credit

Attorneys Guide to Navigating the Pandemic – How to Survive and Thrive in the New Normal

Recorded on June 4
1.0 MCLE Credit

Human Resource Issues in the Time of COVID-19

Recorded on June 2
1.0 MCLE Credit

How to Survive and Potentially Thrive as a Neutral in These Volatile Times

Recorded on June 2
1.0 MCLE Credit

An Election Like No Other: Preparing for a Local Election Postponed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded on June 2
1.5 MCLE Credits

PPP Loan Forgiveness: What You Need to Know to Apply for It

Recorded on May 29
1.0 MCLE Credit

Legal Ethics in the Age of COVID-19: What Lawyers Need to Know

Recorded on May 28
2.0 MCLE Credits

The Regulation of Disinfectants & Their Safe Use: Controlling SARS-CoV-2

Recorded on May 28
1.0 MCLE Credit

Employment Law in the Age of COVID-19: Principles For Today and the Post-COVID World

Recorded on May 27
1.0 MCLE Credit

Technology and Equipment Cybersecurity Concerns: Before and During COVID-19

Recorded on May 27
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Financial Impact on Law Firms from COVID-19

Recorded on May 20
1.0 MCLE Credit

Navigating Real Estate Closing Logistics and 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges During COVID-19

Recorded on May 20
1.5 MCLE Credits

Negotiating Contracts in the Era of COVID-19: Contract Provisions, Major Unexpected Events

Recorded on May 19
1.0 MCLE Credit

Depositions: Tactic and Strategy Combined with COVID-19

Recorded on May 18
1.0 MCLE Credit

Reopening Your Law Office: Key Considerations for Small Firms

Recorded on May 18
1.0 MCLE Credit

Making Legal Research Profitable and Effective for your Firm During COVID-19

Recorded on May 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Sick and Safe Leave in NYS: Moving Beyond COVID-19

Recorded on May 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Estate and Gift Tax Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Recorded on May 14
1.0 MCLE Credit

Who Has the Constitutional Authority to “Reopen” the Country’s Economy in Light of the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Recorded on May 13
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Impact of COVID-19 on Client’s Life Insurance & the SECURE Act

Recorded on May 12
1.0 MCLE Credit

Understanding the AAA-ICDR Virtual Hearing Guide for Arbitrators and Parties

Recorded on May 11
1.5 MCLE Credits

Landlord Tenant Practice – Key COVID-19 Updates for Upstate Practitioners

Recorded on May 8
1.0 MCLE Credit

Bringing Employees Back to the Office: Key Steps and Preparations for Law Firms

Recorded on May 8
1.0 MCLE Credit

Medical Malpractice Actions and Immunity in the Time of COVID-19

Recorded on May 8
1.0 MCLE Credit

“I Am No Longer Covered” – Options Lawyers Need to Know When Either You or Your Client Loses Group Healthcare Coverage

Recorded on May 6
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19 Insurance Primer: Business Interruption and Bodily Injury

Recorded on May 5
1.5 MCLE Credits

COVID-19 Tax Relief for Small Businesses and Individuals

Recorded on May 4
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Evolution of Executive Orders and the State Budget: Impact & Response During the COVID Crisis on Local Government

Recorded on April 29
1.5 MCLE Credits

COVID-19 Tax Relief for Individuals, Trusts and Estates

Recorded on April 27
1.0 MCLE Credit

Attorney Marketing: How to Grow During a Time of Crisis

Recorded on April 27
0.5 MCLE Credit

COVID-19: Legal Malpractice Perspectives on Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms

Recorded on April 24
1.0 MCLE Credit

Changes to the Medicaid Home Care Regime in New York State

Recorded on April 24
2.0 MCLE Credits

Pandemics and Planning: The Documents Every Attorney Should Have

Recorded on April 23
1.0 MCLE Credit

Advising Clients on Housing, Rent and Mortgages in Times of Uncertainty

Recorded on April 23
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19 Paid Leave and Employee Benefits: Overview of Federal, NYS & NYC Laws

Recoreded on April 17
1.5 MCLE Credits

Stimulus Package Survival Guide Part 2: Updates on Select Issues that Solos and Small Firms Should Know

Recorded on April 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

Mindfulness for Lawyers in a Time of Stress

Recorded on April 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Coverage: Policyholder and Insurer Perspective

Recorded on April 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

N.Y.S. Residential and Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law: From the Basics to What’s Happening Now

Recorded on April 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Remote Execution of Estate Planning Documents

Recorded on April 15
1.0 MCLE Credit

Persuasive Legal Writing in the Age of COVID-19

Recorded on April 14
1.0 MCLE Credit

Impact of COVID-19 on Incarcerated Individuals

Recorded on April 14
1.0 MCLE Credit

Applying for Unemployment: Client Counseling Under the CARES Act

Recorded on April 14
1.0 MCLE Credit

Small Law Firm’s Survival Guide to the COVID-19 Emergency: Practical Considerations, Personal and Client Cash Crunch Issues

Recorded on April 13
1.0 MCLE Credit

Deadlines and Extensions Under the COVID-19 Executive Order

Recorded on April 13
1.0 MCLE Credit

Navigating Success In-House in Tumultuous Times

Recorded on April 13
1.0 MCLE Credit

How to Navigate Business Interruption Insurance in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded on April 8
1.0 MCLE Credit

COVID-19: What Cash-Strapped Businesses Need to Know-Obtaining Funding and Debt Restructuring

Recorded on April 8
1.0 MCLE Credit

Arbitration in the Time of Coronavirus

Recorded on April 7
1.5 MCLE Credits

Financial and Valuation Impact on Your Client’s Business Resulting from COVID-19

Recorded on April 6
1.5 MCLE Credits

Managing Your Essential & Non-Essential Public Sector Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded on April 6
1.5 MCLE Credits

Lawyer as Employer: Handling Coronavirus Issues in the Workplace

Recorded on April 6
1.0 MCLE Credit

Mediation in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Conduct an Effective Online Mediation – Observations & Tips for Mediators & Representatives

Recorded on April 3
1.0 MCLE Credit

The Stimulus Package Survival Guide: What Solos and Small Firms Should Know

Recorded on April 2
1.0 MCLE Credit

Coronavirus: Treatment, Legal & Insurance Issues

Recorded on April 1
1.0 MCLE Credit

A Pandemic Law Practice: Collaboration, Culture & Security

Recorded on March 31
1.0 MCLE Credit

How to Handle Legal Issues as a Healthcare Provider Dealing with Covid-19, Including Privacy, Employment Issues and Telemedicine

Recorded on March 27
1.5 MCLE Credits

Cyber-Protect Your Firm When You Work from Home

Recorded on March 18
1.0 MCLE Credit

Coronavirus: What Businesses Should Do to Prepare

Recorded on March 16
1.0 MCLE Credit

The well-being of attorneys is critical to the effective practice of law, the public trust, and the culture of our profession – all of which make it of paramount importance to the New York State Bar Association.

Being a lawyer is personally and professionally rewarding, but even during the best of times it also is stressful, exhausting, and taxing. Every lawyer “knows” that taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually is important to our well-being, but manifesting that self-care in the midst of a fast-paced, relentless profession feel out of reach for many of us. Trying to manage it during a world-wide health crisis makes it just that much more difficult.

We are here to help. Articles, programming, and other practical resources are available to guide and inform you in achieving a sense of balance and well-being and can be found here: Attorney Well-Being.

Our L2L Well-Being Roundtable held every Thursday at 4 pm was created to help lawyers find connection and support during these uncertain times. More details on the Roundtable can be found here.

The Lawyer Life, a daily blog, has been developed to answer your well-being questions. Questions can be submitted to [email protected] for consideration.  Names are not used in publication and if chosen for the blog, questions may be edited for content and space considerations. The Lawyer Life will be going live the week of April 13.

If you need more immediate assistance with a well-being concern, please reach out to Stacey Whiteley, Lawyer Assistance Program Director at 518.360.2352 or by email [email protected] All communications are confidential.

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